Anonymous: Facebook “Attack” A JokeBy: Zach Walton - January 26, 2012
You may have noticed that Facebook was having intermittent issues last night. You may have even thought that Anonymous was behind it. Well, you’re probably wrong.
It’s true that Facebook, which rarely has any issues, was having trouble loading for some users last night. It’s also true that Anonymous made a comment about it via their Twitter account.
What makes it even incriminating is that they make a second post right after saying that Facebook is back up. It almost sounds like a test run for their supposed attack on Facebook on January 28.
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Some sites ran with the story claiming that Anonymous was attacking Facebook, which prompted Anonymous to come clear with their intentions. Facebook wasn’t attacked and Anonymous was just trolling everybody for some “lulz.”
That awkward moment when Facebook goes down and everyone jumps on Twitter to find out why…
Once again, we must stress that it’s hard to tell what is official or not when it comes to Anonymous. As far as we’re concerned though, @YourAnonNews is the official Anonymous twitter account that’s accountable for the majority of the group’s actions.
The group finished up by giving some advice to journalists who may want to cover their attacks in the future.