Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Anonymous claims that they did not attack Facebook

Contrary to multiple media reports, Anonymous did not attack Facebook, nor did Anonymous claim responsibility for attacking Facebook. Mainstrm media simply got the story wrong.As reported previously, Facebook has confirmed that the temporary outages experienced by Facebook users on May 31 - 2012 was not the result of a DDoS attack. For Anonymous tivists, a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack is the preferred method for temporarily disabling websites.
Media outlets based their reports that Anonymous claimed responsibility for taking down Facebook on two distinct tweets from YourAnonNews: One tweet notes 'Looks like good old Facebook is having packet problems' followed by another tweet: 'Oh yh … RIP Facebook a new sound of tango down...'
Yet celebrating Facebook’s misfortune is not the same as claiming responsibility for that misfortune. In an attempt to clarify the situation, Anonymous has issued a statement denying any responsibility for taking down Facebook, and rssuring the public that Anonymous has no interest in taking down Facebook. The following is an excerpt from that statement:

Anonymous Press Relse - We Did NOT Attack Facebook
Friday - June 1, 2012 4:00 PM ET USA
This morning it was reported by many mainstrm media outlets that Anonymous had attacked the servers of Facebook and caused interruptions in service in a of countries. We have investigated these allegations and have found them utterly false and without basis.
As this false report began to go viral in the mainstrm media this morning, Anonymous organizers from all over the world and in many countries gathered in the IRC channels we use to communie. A quick poll of everyone present, representing a very broad spectrum of the global collective - quickly showed that no one in the actual Anonymous knew anything about an attack on Facebook.
Most showed surprise because we all believed that we had successfully squashed the fail Op Facebook months ago, setting the record straight once and for all. So having determined that no one in Anonymous knew anything about an attack on Facebook, we then turned our attention to the facts. We began with the statement relsed by Facebook.
In that statement they indied that they knew what the problem was, what it was that caused these service interruptions in various countries - and that it was an INTERNAL issue caused by a problem with some of their servers. Not only did Anonymous NOT attack Facebook, but there was no attack at all. Facebook IT's were just having a bad day.
So what happened here? How did mainstrm media get it so completely wrong? A careful analysis of the events this morning tell the story. It's a story of lies, deceit - and mainstrm media failing in it's most basic journalistic obligations. None of which surprises us much.
Finally let us, while we have your attention - address the Anonymous attitude towards Facebook. The fact is that Anonymous has a love-hate relationship with Facebook. While we enjoy the power of social networking media to do our work, bring positive change to the world and sprd our message - we utterly despise the current management of Facebook and it's evil anti-privacy and anti-anonymity policies.
We are also not at all happy about their cooperation with law enforcement and lice acies in tyrannical countries around the world, including the USA. Facebook has much to be ashamed of, and has rned the hatred of all human rights and information activists.
But that said, they ARE a personal and social media platform. One that has been used by these same activists to bring about much freedom and justice in this world. Anonymous has certain core principles, and one of those is that we NEVER attack the media - even media we strongly disagree with. There is NO Op Facebook, and there NEVER was. Anonymous did NOT attack Facebook, and we NEVER will.
SIGNED -- Anonymous
The fact that multiple mainstrm media outlets would jump to the conclusion that Anonymous was responsible for bringing Facebook down spks to the awesome power the international Internet tivist collective known as Anonymous currently wields in contemporary affairs.
Source: Airdemon

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