Notorious hacker collective Anonymous hasn’t been shy about exacting vengeance against the media and government powers that be. Last week, after Megaupload was shut down for good, the group went on an Internet rampage, taking a number of high profile sites offline, including whitehouse.gov, justice.gov and fbi.gov. According to a new video with the #OpGlobalBlackout tag, Anonymous is scheduling their next attack against Facebook on January 28 at 12 pm EST, and they want you to help.
The time has come. An online war has begun between Anonymous, the people and the government of the United States, Anonymous says. While SOPA and PIPA may be postponed from Congress, this does not guarantee our Internet rights will be upheld. For those unaware, there is still ACTA or the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. You. The public. I have a proposal. Would you like to become part of the greatest internet protest and first official cyber war? Anonymous is in the hands of us all.
Facebook is one of the most high profile sites currently in existence, and demonstrating a takedown of the 800 million user strong social network will surely show that Anonymous is “not playing.” Anonymous previously threatened to attack Facebook late last year because of growing privacy concerns.
We’ve seen what the group is capable of in just one hour; imagine what they can do with five days of preparation. Judging by Anonymous’ work last week, Facebook, and people who want to censor the Internet, have plenty to fear.
[via Business Insider]