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Anonymous: We Will Not Attack Facebook

Hackers' collective Anonymous clarified on Monday that it has no plans whatsoever to target Facebook on Jan 28 as reported by a section of the media.

The reports of a looming hack-attempt on the massively popular social media platform started surfacing earlier this week after a self-proclaimed Anonymous member had posted a YouTube video (not available now), asking for supporters of the group to target Facebook on the coming Saturday at midnight Eastern time.

The video also went on claiming how a successful hacking of the site would eventually result in the "greatest Internet protest and first official cyber war." The self-proclaimed Anonymous member however, acknowledged that Facebook was too big to destroy as the site had somewhere around 60,000 or more servers worldwide. But, he emphasised on how it was "still possible to take it down."

"While SOPA and PIPA may be postponed from Congress, this does not guarantee that our Internet rights will be upheld," the video narrator stated PC Mag reports.

However, Anonymous has officially declined that it plans to engage in any such activities against Facebook.

"Again we must say that we will not attack #Facebook! Again the mass media lie," the group tweeted through the @AnonOps feed.