Hacktivist group Anonymous changes mind
In recent videos by the hacker group “Anonymous”, threats were leveled at web sites owned by the likes of Facebook, the U.N. and several banks if the file sharing site MegaUpload.com was not restored. Now the group says that the announcements were only to raise awareness and that no attacks will occur, but that #opglobalblackout (operation global blackout) is still an ongoing operation.
The previous announcement had been specific, tomorrow, January 28th was going to be d-day for Facebook. The group asked for internet users to help by downloading hacker tools and pointing them at the popular micro-blogging site.
This video, uploaded yesterday pulls all that back and leaves the possibility of attack as a open threat.