In a video clip on YouTube (see below), members who are alleged to be from the hacker group Anonymous, are threatening to launch an attack on Facebook, on November 5. The group accuses Facebook to spy on its users and to cooperate with government authorities.

Here’s the full transcript of the video:

Attention citizens of the world,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. If you are a willing hacktivist or a guy who just wants to protect the freedom of information then join the cause and kill facebook for the sake of your own privacy.

Facebook has been selling information to government agencies and giving clandestine access to information security firms so that they can spy on people from all around the world. Some of these so-called whitehat infosec firms are working for authoritarian governments, such as those of Egypt and Syria.

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 personal info stays on Facebook and can be recovered at any time. Changing the privacy settings to make your Facebook account more “private” is also a delusion. Facebook knows more about you than your family.

You cannot hide from the reality in which you, the people of the internet, live in. Facebook is the opposite of the Antisec cause. You are not safe from them nor from any government. One day you will look back on this and realise what we have done here is right.

Think for a while and prepare for a day that will go down in history. November 5 2011.

We are anonymous
We are legion
We do not forgive
We do not forget
Expect us

A Twitter message indicates that the Anonymous hacker group as a group, is not the group behind the planned attack and that it’s a hoax.

However, in a follow-up message Anonymous says that the attack on Facebook is organized by some of the members of the hacking group, but the campaign is not officially supported by Anonymous.


(via IDG News)