Sorry, Mark: Anonymous to Shut Down Facebook on Jan. 28 [Video]

According to a video uploaded to YouTube on Monday, anonymous is planning to attack Facebook on Jan. 28.

It seems like following a massive attack on several government and entertainment industry websites on Monday, Anonymous continued his assault over the weekend.

“Would you like to become part of the greatest Internet protest and first official cyber war?” asks the video’s narrator.

As the video on YouTube claims, the next target will be social networking site Facebook, reports CNET News.

“An online war has begun between Anonymous, the people, and the government of the United States,” the narrator begins.

The video asks for everyone who understands and supports Anonymous’ point of view to take part in this online protest, which began last week with attacks on the CBS.com, Warner Brothers, and FBI sites.

This time video includes all the necessary tips showing how to go about conducting the attack, which is done using a simple piece of software called the Low Orbit Ion Cannon, or LOIC.

However, to attack Facebook is not the easiest thing as it’s difficult to conduct to a degree worthy of taking down Mark Zuckerberg’s tremendous amount of servers, could very well happen.

“We've already crashed CBS, Warner Brothers and FBI sites; Facebook is our next aim. This will be enough to show them indeed that we are not playing,” says the video. Photo: gaelx/Flickr

“While it is true that Facebook has at least 60,000 servers, it is still possible to bring it down,” says narrator in the video.

As RT mentions, this movement can become one of the largest Anonymous-led online initiative in the group’s history.

Last week its participants managed to divert all traffic away from CBS.com. as a result, the television network’s site was unavailable for about twenty minutes on the Web to surfers across the world.

The next target has become Universal Music Group, or UMG,  that was waged and once again rendered the site unavailable. Universal is the largest record label in America and already revealed itself as an opponent to Megaupload before last week’s raid.

It was found out that Anonymous and his advocates attempted to take down the websites for both the Department of Defense and the White House, but failed to do that at taking them offline.

The reason for such actions: SOPA, PIPA and other perceived threats to Internet rights.

“While SOPA and PIPA may be postponed from congress, this does not guarantee that our Internet rights will be upheld,” said an Anonymous member in the video proposing the take-down.

However, AnonOps twittered that this video has anything to do with Anonymous: “Again we must say that we will not attack #Facebook! Again the mass media lie.”

Anyway, Facebook, the social networking site is absolutely ready for the possible attck. The Facebook representative said: “We expect Anonymous just like we expect any other attack on any other day.”

“Due to our size, we face the same threats as seen everywhere else on the Web, but we have developed partnerships, backend systems, and protocols to confront the full range of security challenges we face.

“Facebook has always been committed to protecting our users’ information, and we will continue to innovate and work tirelessly to defend this data,” he added.

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