Recently I came across a news in Twitter Regarding An announcement made by Hacking Group Anonymous (@OP_Facebook) and it promises to Hack Facebook on Novemeber 5th This year. This Hacking Group which was found responsible for various Cyber Attacks on the News Corp , Pentagon , Paypal , U.S. police forces and many others, has Published through its Tweets That It will Destroy Facebook Completely. According to them “Facebook is selling out our Information’s to Government agencies and secretly giving security firms access to various information’s so that they can spy on the people from whole round the world”. They say that PRIVACY is the main reason for them to take such a decision over facebook.
This is not the first time Anonymous is acting against a Social Network , after its Gmail and Google+ accounts were removed from Google , Anonymous Claimed that it will start its new Social Network so call AnonPlus. Facebook says through one of its testimonials “Facebook never shares personally identifiable information with third parties – advertisers are only given anonymised and aggregated data” , so is it true? Does our Data’s that we share are really Being Sold to Government?
Well, the latest news reveals that a number of Facebook apps were providing advertisers with information that makes a user of a profile easily identifiable. Some of these apps like Farmville were found to send out the Facebook number which is unique to every profile which can be used by a bot or an advertisers to retrieve many information’s from profile’s that have set the Privacy as “shared with everyone”. So does this reveal that our data in Facebook is not Secure or does it mean there’s no such thing Like a true Privacy In Facebook ?
Below is the message From Anonymous to the citizens of the world , this was published by them in Youtube :
MESSAGE TO FACEBOOK USERS FROM HACKING GROUP : ANONYMOUS
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.
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.. !!
Facebook was already been hacked before by another group , but the companies hacked by Anonymous faced more than just a Quake. Anonymous also told the FBI earlier this year,” Your threats to arrest us are meaningless to us as you cannot arrest an idea. […]here is nothing – absolutely nothing – you can possibly to do make us stop ” . So , Do this mean its End Of Facebook ?? If you want to know more on this Lets wait Together till November 5th 😀