Hacktivist Group ‘Anonymous’ has threatened Facebook that it will be Hacked on 5th November 2011. Facebook which is the worlds top Social Network holds the life of millions of Social Networkers.
#Look Below For Latest Update (05-11-2011)
#Update – Anonymous has denied that it is organizing or supporting an official attack on Facebook, but acknowledged that hackers associated with the group are pursuing the endeavor.
But read below and know how to backup your Facebook data in case anything goes wrong.
Why Did Anonymous Take Such a Move?
Anonymous is a well know popular Hackers Group who recently had hacked NATO and leaked many confidential docs. Anonymous took the move to hack Facebook just for the cause of peoples privacy as they had discovered that Facebook is selling its users private data to the governments.
In a message posted on video-sharing site YouTube[Video Above], Anonymous said people who want to protect the freedom of information should “join the cause and kill facebook for the sake of your own privacy.”
In the Video Transcript Anonymous speaks the following lines:
“Facebook has been selling information to government agencies and giving clandestine access to information security firms so that they can spy on people from all around the world. Some of these so-called whitehat infosec firms are working for authoritarian governments, such as those of Egypt and Syria,”
Whats There to Worry?
Although Anonymous claims to hack facebook to protect the privacy of common social networkers, It is also to be noted that Facebook Holds the personal information of millions of people and if that would be breached then the Game is over for Facebook and its users.
Now all we can say is lets wait and watch if Facebook proves good in defending itself and its users!
In the meanwhile it is advised to download a backup of your Facebook data in case anything goes wrong.
Procedure to Download you Data:
- Go to Facebook Settings. [LINK]
- Click Download a Copy of your Facebook Data.
- Read the list of Information given on the page explaining what the backup will contain and what not.
- Click Start My Archive.
- Save the file safely on your PC.
Well! The day has arrived as set by the Anonymous, But browsing through their Twitter tweets reveals that yesterday they had tweeted that the Operation to Takedown (DDOS) Facebook was Fake and that they have no plans for it. Look at the tweets by them.
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