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Anonymous Goes on Nov. 5 Hacking Spree

Anonymous Goes on Nov. 5 Hacking Spree
November 5, 2012 1:18PM

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It's very easy "to post a threat on the Net threatening to bring down XYZ Web site on a certain day," said security researcher Graham Cluely with regard to claims from Anonymous hackers. "in some cases, when words like 'Anonymous' and 'Facebook' are used, the media will feel it's necessary to report it. But that doesn't mean we should panic."

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Anonymous claims it hacked 28,000 PayPal passwords and breached Symantec's home page. And that was just the beginning of what Anonymous is calling Operation Vendetta for Nov. 5, Guy Fawkes Day.

The nefarious hacker group is hacking with a vengeance. Anonymous-connected groups have also hacked NBC sites and dumped VMware source code. The group is also threatening to take down Zynga and Facebook.

Zynga's Layoff Plans Spark Rage

Anonymous announced plans for the latter on its blog in a letter in broken English to Zynga and Facebook users. In the letter, Anonymous claims it has been targeting Zynga over the last few days for the "outrageous treatment" of its employees and their actions against many developers.

"We have come to believe that this actions of Zynga will result in massive layoff of a thousand people and legal actions against everyone that speaks to the public about this plan," Anonymous said. "It will also come to end of the U.S. game market as we know it as all this jobs will be replaced in other more convenient financial countries."

Anonymous believes Zynga's actions are an insult to the population and the behavior of corporations like Zynga must change. In a move to drive that change, Anonymous said it started releasing confidential documents about Zynga's plans.

"As we speak we are planning to release also all the games we've taken from their servers for free," Anonymous said. "That being said, we will stop the idea of the distribution of such games if Zynga will cease immediately the plan."

Facebook Take-Down Unlikely

Neither Zynga nor Facebook could be reached for comment. But Graham Cluley, a senior security consultant at Sophos, reminded that there were rumors last Nov. 5 that Anonymous would take down Facebook. It didn't happen.

"The truth is that it's very easy for someone to post a threat on the Net threatening to bring down XYZ Web site on a certain day. And, in some cases, when words like 'Anonymous' and 'Facebook' are used, the media will feel it's necessary to report it," Cluley said in a blog post. "But that doesn't mean we should panic."

His prediction: It's extremely unlikely that Facebook will be hacked or brought down this week. Yes, there are many people who probably should be a bit wiser about how they use the site, and how they share their personal information on it, he said, but that hasn't changed because of an Anonymous threat.

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LOL @ You Brian:

Posted: 2012-11-07 @ 4:06pm PT
@Brian Penny: You say: "Anonymous does plenty of good for the community. So did Occupy" LOL!!! You've got to be kidding. There's no way any good they did outweighs the tremendous harm both groups have done.

That's like saying someone who breaks into your house and robs your family is doing good for the rest of the community because they've taught everyone to put bars on their windows so they'll be safe.

Brian Penny:

Posted: 2012-11-07 @ 2:53pm PT
Anonymous does plenty of good for the community. So did Occupy. Check out this article about how in the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brian-penny/i-put-the-closure-in-fore_b_2050536.html



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