Facebook responds to threats of November 5th
"We expect a possible attack by Anonymous, just as we expect any other attacks on any other day," the company said on Friday in a Facebook entry. "Because of our size, the same dangers threaten us, as they are found throughout the Internet." Facebook has built up adequate systems in order to face all challenges in the security field.
Threat published in early August
The call from a stranger to "Facebook surgery" on 5 November was released in early August on the Internet, in the name of the hacker group Anonymous. The speaker in the video justified the threat so that the social network does not respect the privacy of its members. The spread on YouTube and several hundred thousand times viewed video was controversial within the scene. Several activists of Anonymous distanced themselves from it.
A DDoS attack (Distributed Denial of Service - overloading of infrastructure systems by a concentrated attack on the server or computer) is an incorrect action on Facebook, wrote on Friday, the operator of the Twitter account @ anonops. In a DDoS attack countless computers are joined together by a web server so long to shower you with meaningless data requests until it is therefore no longer accessible.