NEW DELHI: A group of hackers, claiming to be part of Anonymous, has said it will “kill” Facebook on November 5. The group has posted a video on Facebook saying the social networking websites has poor privacy policies and it is not acceptable.
“Your medium of communication you all so dearly adore will be destroyed,” a speaker said in the video. The group claimed 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
However, Anonymous, the hacker collective, which in recent months has gained attention its due to its politically-motivated virtual attacks, has clarified on its Twitter account that it is not related to the group threatening attack on Facebook.
After the news on “attack on Facebook” spread, @anonops, a Twitter account associated with Anonymous, claimed: “OpFacebook is being organised by some Anons. This does not necessarily mean that all of Anonymous agrees with it.”
Incidentally, November 5 is the Guy Fawkes Day in Britain. The event was used symbolically in the anti-establishment Hollywood film V For Vendetta. The mask – called Guy Fawkes mask – used by the hero of that film has seen its popularity rise in recent years after Anonymous adopted it as the group’s symbol.