‘Anonymous’ hackers plan to shut down the Internet this Saturday

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‘Anonymous’ hackers plan to shut down the Internet this Saturday

Notorious hacker group Anonymous has previously stated its intentions to shutdown the Internet on Saturday, 31st March as a form of protest. “To protest SOPA, Wallstreet, our irresponsible leaders and the beloved bankers who are starving the world for their own selfish needs out of sheer sadistic fun, on March 31, anonymous will shut the Internet down,” the group stated last month. “Remember, this is a protest, we are not trying to ‘kill’ the Internet we are only temporarily shutting it down where it hurts the most.” Operation Global Blackout 2012 looks to shut down the Internet by disabling its core DNS servers, thus making websites inaccessible. Cyber security experts claim that it is unlikely that such an attack would be effective, however, and there is really no need to fear. Read on for more.

“The Anonymous hackers can certain cause local pockets of disruption, but these disruptions are going to be localized to networks where their attack machines are located, or where their ‘reflectors’ are located”, said Robert Graham of Errata Security. “It’s unlikely they could take all of them down, at least for any period of time. On the day of their planned Global Blackout, it’s doubtful many people would notice.”

Graham does issue a cautionary note, however. “Just because I say Anonymous can’t do it doesn’t it mean it can’t be done,” the security expert said on Errata’s blog.
 

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would be cool if they could do it man........really.
 

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I heard they were gonna do DDOS attacks, I LOL'ed.
 


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It was rumored, they haven't gave any threat or warning as I read in Google news. They have made statement on twitter about rumor.
 

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Not 1 site was taken out by them forget the whole "INTERNET".it was highly irresponsible on the part of the major newspapers to print it on the front page.All lame unsuspecting users must of got caught offguard
 

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It was definitely a rumor...but dot think internet can not be put down...there are possibilities that it can be done...as expert says. :)
 

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Its like saying...dropping a nuclear bomb on the Entire world....just in this case..a virtual nuclear bomb that would affect the entire virtual world.... :confused: