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Hacker Group Anonymous Aims to Destroy Facebook on Nov. 5

  1. Aug 10, 2011 #1

    Evo

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    So why are they waiting so long? Any ideas?

    http://news.yahoo.com/hacker-group-anonymous-aims-destroy-facebook-nov-5-042925054.html
     
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  3. Aug 10, 2011 #2

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    Nice!!! I can't wait :smile:

    They could do it a bit sooner though...
     
  4. Aug 10, 2011 #3

    Evo

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    That seems to be the general concensus from reading the feedback. I know the Evo Child would have a couple of extra hours a day without Facebook. I'd like to see twitter go.
     
  5. Aug 10, 2011 #4
    Good, I support them wholeheartedly. People are wasting their time on those stupid facebook farm games. Even shooting meteoroids is funnier than that garbage.
     
  6. Aug 10, 2011 #5

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    Nice! I'm going to register an account so that I can file a complaint when it gets destroyed.

    Oh well, I wish them the best of luck. Maybe it'll coincide with the release of some other social networking site. Or a virtual reality social networking site! OR WAIT! MAYBE A REAL REALITY SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE.

    They can call it... "Outside."
     
  7. Aug 10, 2011 #6

    Evo

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    lol!
     
  8. Aug 10, 2011 #7
    How are they gonna do it? Exploiting a vulnerability? In that case they shouldn't say anything, or facebook will fix it until then... Or maybe a DDoS attack? But aren't facebook servers "too big to fail" :rofl:?
     
  9. Aug 10, 2011 #8

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    I saw this last night and was going to start a thread, Evo beat me to it. For those who really know what is going on, is this false bravado, or can they pull this off as they say they will ?

    Rhody...
     
  10. Aug 10, 2011 #9
    I think I have figured it out.

    Google hired them so Google+ will take off.
     
  11. Aug 10, 2011 #10
    I don't know why people are celebrating this. Cyber-crime is still crime. What they are doing is wrong and unethical. Attacking the assets and digital property of a privately-held company just because you don't like what they do is completely immoral.

    They also attacked military e-mail servers and numerous other government servers. They leaked thousands of *.mil e-mail addresses and passwords to the public just to cause chaos. Those are used by our soldiers.

    Why anyone would support them in any criminal effort is beyond me.
     
  12. Aug 10, 2011 #11
    Bandwagon?
     
  13. Aug 10, 2011 #12

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    Look, no one is ACTUALLY condoning crime here. The event either will or will not happen regardless of our opinions. However, if we all just sat around talking about how inappropriate it is we'd have nothing to laugh or joke about.

    This is GD in PF.

    Besides, if you upset them, you're next!! So, until then... I'm on their side. I ain't no cybercrime Batman.
     
  14. Aug 10, 2011 #13
    I can't say that I "really know what is going on" but Anon is not an actual organized group, though there may be fairly organized "cells", and are mostly kids with nothing better to do with their time than "hack" for ****s and giggles. Among their more illustrious credits mentioned in the news article they have also successfully brought to justice a teenage girl who posted a video on the internet of herself abusing a cat, gotten Rick Astley nominated "Best Act Ever" for the MTV music awards, and flooded youtube with enough pornography for it to get mentioned on BBC news.

    If the story has gotten this much traction then the operation most likely has legs but that does not necessarily mean it will be successful or well executed. The primary means for pulling something as big as this off is to just "get the word out" and hope enough of the right people will be working on it to get it done.

    How many Anon does it take to take down facebook? One disgruntled ex employee with nothing better to do and a thousand scriptkiddies to brag about it.
     
  15. Aug 10, 2011 #14

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    Even the janitor knows where the plug is.
     
  16. Aug 10, 2011 #15
    I don't like Facebook either, but this is wrong. Big problems often start with the best intentions.
     
  17. Aug 10, 2011 #16

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    I'm celebrating this because I hate facebook. That's all :smile:
    Facebook is more unethical and immoral than anon will ever be.
     
  18. Aug 10, 2011 #17

    FlexGunship

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    Fortunately, Anon doesn't have the best intentions.
     
  19. Aug 10, 2011 #18
    If you ask me, it's too late. Someone already ruined Facebook.
     
  20. Aug 10, 2011 #19

    FlexGunship

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    Geeze, Jimmy, I've only been on there for a few hours. I don't think it's fair to say I ruined it.
     
  21. Aug 10, 2011 #20

    Ben Niehoff

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    Remember, remember the 5th of November...

    By the way, Anonymous is not a "hacker group". They're more like a "flash mob organized by social media".
     
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