For those of you anxiously watching your Facebook screens on November 5th for Anonymous evidence, and you didn't find it, needless to say, you'll know the plan didn't go through. The whole hype of Anonymous attacking Facebook started with a YouTube video, announcing #opFacebook. However, there seemed to be a discrepancy within the hacker group about the operation itself. Some members took to Twitter to say the #opFacebook wasn't an Anonymous doing, while others said that it is an Anonymous operation, even though not all Anons are actually participating in it. As Guy Fawkes Day (November 5th) came and went, Facebook remained virtually unharmed.
Anonymous didn't attack, seems they were never going to
The hacktivist organization still does not believe in the social network. Their primary problem with it lies in the fact that Facebook collects and sells user data for advertising. One of the Anonymous Twitter accounts, @AnonOps actually even tweeted that dosing Facebook was a fake operation. The fact is, if Facebook even were to be taken down on November 5th, the act would not have been caused by Anonymous. According to ZDNet, the social networking giant has been ready with defences against Distributed Denial of Service attacks and Structured Query Language attacks that hackers commonly use these days. So all of you who placed bets on Facebook still being functional, collect your dues.
Published Date: Nov 07, 2011 11:30 am | Updated Date: Nov 07, 2011 11:30 am