Hacker collective Anonymous has vowed to ‘destroy’ social networking platform Facebook on November 5th.
Some members of the hacker organisation have started YouTube and Twitter feeds for Operation Facebook.
In a video, the group declared open war against the platform, accusing it of abusing people’s privacy and allow governments to spy on its users.
“Your medium of communication you all so dearly adore will be destroyed. 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 information stays on Facebook and can be recovered at any time,” the speaker in the video said.
However, not every in Anonymous is OK with the idea of taking on Facebook. The GroupAnon account on Twitter, which gives information regarding the organisation, claimed that Operation Facebook is being undertaken by some Anonymous members.
Facebook is yet to comment on the threat made by Anonymous. The group usual initiates DDoS against websites it has to bring but some are questioning whether Anonymous will be able to bring down such a massive website.
On the other hand security experts doubt the authenticity of the video that has been released. Many believe that if it would have been an authentic warning, then there would have been some chatter on the social networking accounts of the notorious hacking group.
“Pay attention to the strange Twitter name they used and links to websites with adverts,” tweeted veteran security specialist Eugene Kasperky.