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Anonymous denies it's behind the 'kill Facebook' campaign

Tweets suggests hackers are not connected to the group

Hacking group Anonymous has denied it is behind a campaign to 'kill Facebook' on November 5.

Earlier this week, hackers claiming to be part of the group posted content online, which was also supported by a video on YouTube, claimed the social network has been selling information about its users to government agencies and giving clandestine access to information security firms "so they can spy on people from all around the world.

As a result the video and online post said the group planned to "kill Facebook" on November 5, the anniversary of the death of Guy Fawkes, who plotted to blow up the Houses of Parliament with gun powder in 1605. While the post didn't give any reference as to how the hackers intend to bring down the social network, many on the web speculated it would via a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack.

However, the Twitter accounts for the Anonymous have denied the plot is anything to do with them.

"We absolutely disown #OpFacebook ... We're supposed to fight for the users, not against them. Don't violate private citizen privacy please," said one tweet while another from a different account read: "#OpFacebook is being organised by some Anons. This does not necessarily mean that all of #Anonymous agrees with it".

In the past the hacking group has claimed responsibility for a number of high-profile attacks on companies such PayPal, Visa and Mastercard after the firms withdraw their support to Whistle-blowing site WikiLeaks. Earlier this year, Anonymous also joined forces with another hacking group LulzSec to bring down the website of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA).


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