Anonymous, or someone claiming to be a member of the group, has set up a Twitter account and a YouTube channel to announce its plan called “Operation Facebook.’
Last month, the hackers posted a YouTube video, warning people of the group’s plans to take down the social networking giant.
“Attention citizens of the world, we are Anonymous. 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,” said the speaker in the video.
The reason behind the planned attack is Facebook’s unethical use of user’s privacy. They said that the company has been selling information to the government and giving it to information security firms so they can spy on people from all over the world.
The hacker said they will be attacking Facebook on November 5th. So if the attack is successful, in a few months, all data of its users could be wiped out – in theory.
The best thing one can do is be prepared for the attack. It is wise download all your account information by going to Account Settings and click “Download a copy of your Facebook data.” By doing this, you will have a copy of your videos, photos, wall posts, chat conversations and messages on your computer even if they were wiped out for some reason.
Anonymous was quick to react on the issue, though. “TO PRESS: MEDIAS OF THE WORLD… STOP LYING! #OpFacebook is just ANOTHER FAKE! WE DONT ‘KILL’ THE MESSENGER. THAT’S NOT OUR STYLE #Anonymous,” @anonops posted on its official Twitter account.
Remember, remember the 5th of November – could this year be for a different reason entirely?