Anonymous is launching an all out war against the US government with attacks on Federal agency websites to privately owned corporations. This included the US department of Justice website in an effort to retaliate against the shutting down of file sharing site Megaupload.
Now, a YouTube user, who claims to be an emissary of Anonymous, is telling viewers that the group is planning to shut down the popular social networking site. Though this isn’t new to them, due to the Guy Fawkes day, were they claimed that they are going to shut down Facebook but did not occur. They announced this over YouTube as well.
This latest video gives attention to the SOPA and PIPA problems. The video asks viewers to download Low Orbit Ion Canon, the same method they used to take down the DOJ website. This floods the servers of the target site with numbers of packets of information leading to a server crash.
Facebook is not an easy target to beat. They have servers around the globe. The video claims, “While it is true that Facebook has at least 60,000 servers, it is still possible to bring it down.” The video tends to elicit help from its viewers as it cannot work without their help and support.
Well, let’s just sit around and wait if this come to materialize.