Anonymous denies the rumors according to which the online activists group is planning an internet blackout (GlobalBlackOut) tomorrow, 31st of March. Some representatives of this group are saying that this is a false information.
The press has provided the ‘GlobalBlackOut’ announcement but Anonymous denies the fact that they would prepare an attack on the most important servers which are sustaining the entire HTTP protocol, on 31st of March, 2012. One of the Twitter accounts which are associated to Anonymous, Anonops, has denied the fact that these hacktivists are trying to attack the foundation of the internet, as we know… Continue to Anonymous Denies Internet Blackout Operation Rumors (GlobalBlackOut, March 31)
During Sunday, a group of hackers attacked the online store of Microsoft India. Without giving any reasons for this cyber assault, they replaced the home page of the Redmond tech giant with a picture of a person wearing a hood and a mask, “V for Vendetta” style. We all know that this look is associated with the group of online activists “Anonymous”, so the attack seems to have come from their side.
An Anonymous hacker going by the name “Yamatough”, who allegedly stole the source code of Norton and PCAnywhere from Symantec Corp, asked the security giant for $ 50.000 in exchange for not publishing the information on the internet.
The event took place through the exchange of emails between the hacker and the security forces who posed as an employee of Symantec, Sam Thomas, as part of an undercover operation conducted by the authorities, the company said.
Several Facebook users were hit this morning with a flood of bloody and offensive images in their news feeds – so be careful if you’re at work and your screen can be seen by other people because now, besides the usual Facebook screen, they can see other things too.
The attack included porn, gore, animal abuse, offensive images against religion, and so on. There seems to be no specific targets for this attack and the virus attacks rather randomly, so some users can see these images and others see nothing.
The well-known social network, Facebook, is in danger. The Anonymous hacker group announced in August that on November 5th will try dismantling Mark Zuckerberg’s company.
Anonymous are a group of online activists, whose existence is known through their attacks or through messages announcing an attack or claiming it. Their actions do not seek a profit, but want to demonstrate a show of their force by pointing out practices considered unfair or political taboo subjects.
Anonymous members justify their decision by implying the fact that Facebook sells information about their users to government agencies.