Active Anonymous twitter accounts are now tweeting that the Anonymous Operating System is a fake.
The Anon OS is fake it is wrapped in trojans. RT
The ubuntu based OS has already been downloaded over 25,000 times in four days. Although the download site has an overall positive score, with 40 recommends, a user notes in the reviews that the OS provides no source code, pointing to a fake.
A Tumblr account was set up for the purpose of the release. The creator, claiming to be apart of anonymous, has this to say on an "about us" page.
Q - Who created Anonymous-OS Live?
A - Anonymous-OS created by Anonymous!
Q - Is it safe to use Anonymous-OS?
A - Yes it is 100% safe. You can use Anonymous-OS as safe as you can use any Linux distro.
Another anonymous tweet alludes to a recent attack that placed the infamous Zeus Trojan on a program Anonymous hackers use to carry out DDoS attacks.
Seeing lots of news about just-released purported "Anonymous OS." BE CAREFUL! Remember the Zeus Trojan incident w/Slowloris recently!
The creator responded with this post on the Anonymous-OS tumblr thread.
The #anonops on their twitter account say “That Anonymous-OS is wrapped in trojans.”
Please people… in our world, in Linux and opensource world, there is not virus.
If any user believe that Anonymous-OS “is wrapped in trojans” or “backdoored OS by any Law enforcement Company or Hacker” please don’t download it!
But don’t mislead the world that Linux is dangerous and has trojans!
Real or fake, it's safe to say that it's not worth the risk in downloading.