Anonymous threatens Facebook, again, this time they'll take it down on January 28

Anonymous will take down Facebook on January 28 as part of Operation Global Blackout Part 2.

@anthony256
Published Mon, Jan 23 2012 10:21 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

[Updated] Here we go again. Anonymous plan to take Facebook down on January 28 as part of what they are calling Operation Global Blackout Part 2. The voiceover on the video claims responsibility for the recent attacks on CBS, Warner Brothers and the FBI.

In the video, viewers are encouraged to be part of the "first official cyber war and help bring Facebook down". Why is Facebook being targeted? Your guess is as good as mine. Maybe because taking down Facebook would get everybody to stand up and listen.

Anonymous are recruiting people to download their "Low Orbit Ion Cannon" (LOIC), which is an open source network stress testing and denial-of-service attack application. The video goes on to explain how to use the app to attack Facebook but points out that if done randomly, it won't work as Facebook has over 60,000 servers across the world.

Anonymous threatens Facebook, again, this time they'll take it down on January 28 | TweakTown.com

Anonymous wants a mass-attack to occur on January 28th at 12am. Users are told not to be afraid of getting caught as "they" cannot take down such a large group of participants.

Thanks to our amazing readers, I've been informed this was a fake. Anonymous' Twitter page actually acknowledges it:

https://twitter.com/anonops

NEWS SOURCE:techspot.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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