Grupul de hackeri Anonymous, care a a devenit cunoscut după atacurile informatice asupra site-urilor de plăţi online Visa şi PayPal, ca răspuns la decizia acestora de a bloca transferurile de bani către site-ul WikiLeaks, intenţionează să atace şi să dezactiveze reţeaua Facebook în 5 noiembrie.

Motivul invocat de aceştia este acela că Facebook vinde informaţii agenţiilor guvernamentale şi oferă acces la reţea pentru ca acestea să poată spiona oameni din toată lumea.

Facebook a anunţat că va oferi 500 de dolari utilizatorilor care descoperă erori sau încălcări ale protocoalelor de securitate. De asemenea, Facebook l-a angajat pe unul dintre cei mai cunioscuţi hackeri din lume, George Hotz (GeoHot), cel care a deblocat iPhone şi consola PlayStation3.
Cei de la PCMag a vorbit cu Chester Wisniewski, consultant pe probleme de securitate la Sophos. Potrivit acestuia, orice site poate fi dat jos, dacă există destul de mulţi oameni care doresc acest lucru. Cei de la Anonymous au mai încercat să dea Facebook jos şi în trecut, însă nu au reuşit acest lucru decât pentru câteva secunde. Practic, site-uri precum Facebook sau Amazon sunt imposibil de prăbuşit.
Metoda preferată de atac a hackerilor este DDoS, care vine de la Distributed Denial of Service. Ce înseamnă DDoS? Hackerii infiltrează viruşi sau viermi în mii de calculatoare, iar acestea execută un program de atac, care aşteaptă comenzi de la distanţă. Când primesc o astfel de comandă, toate aceste calculatoare pornesc simultan un atac concertat asupra victimei.  “Distributed” înseamnă că atacul se face simultan de la multe calculatoare, iar “DoS” arată că atacul consumă resursele computaţionale ale victimei şi nu fură sau distruge informaţie.
Astfel de atacuri au fost realizate cu succes împotriva site-urilor MasterCard, Visa, PayPal şi PostFinance.ch. Nu toţi membri Anonymous vor lua parte la atacul din 5 noiembrie, dacă acesta va avea loc, conform unui anunţ ulterior făcut de hackeri.

Iată mesajul iniţial al hackerilor
Attention citizens of the world,
We wish to get your attention, hoping you heed the warnings as follows:
Your medium of communication you all so dearly adore will be destroyed. If you are a willing hacktivist or a guy who just wants to protect the freedom of information then join the cause and kill facebook for the sake of your own privacy.

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.
Everything you do on Facebook stays on Facebook regardless of your “privacy” settings, and deleting your account is impossible, even if you “delete” your account, all your personal info stays on Facebook and can be recovered at any time. Changing the privacy settings to make your Facebook account more “private” is also a delusion. Facebook knows more about you than your family.

http://www.physorg.com/news170614271.html http://itgrunts.com/2010/10/07/facebook-steals-numbers-and-data-from-your-iph….
You cannot hide from the reality in which you, the people of the internet, live in. Facebook is the opposite of the Antisec cause. You are not safe from them nor from any government. One day you will look back on this and realise what we have done here is right, you will thank the rulers of the internet, we are not harming you but saving you.

The riots are underway. It is not a battle over the future of privacy and publicity. It is a battle for choice and informed consent. It’s unfolding because people are being raped, tickled, molested, and confused into doing things where they don’t understand the consequences. Facebook keeps saying that it gives users choices, but that is completely false. It gives users the illusion of and hides the details away from them “for their own good” while they then make millions off of you. When a service is “free,” it really means they’re making money off of you and your information.
Think for a while and prepare for a day that will go down in history. November 5 2011, #opfacebook . Engaged.
This is our world now. We exist without nationality, without religious bias. We have the right to not be surveilled, not be stalked, and not be used for profit. We have the right to not live as slaves.
We are anonymous
We are legion
We do not forgive
We do not forget
Expect us