Facebook would not be targeted by Anonymous, the hacking group said in one of its Twitter accounts, again distancing itself from a threat that has gotten broad publicity since it surfaced several months ago.
We told you many times ddosing Facebook was a fake operation, reads a message posted in the group's AnonOps Twitter account Friday.
In mid August, the prominent hacking group, 'Anonymous', or people claiming to be part of the hacktivist group, announced operation Facebook and posted a video on YouTube threatening to hack the social networking site.
We don't 'kill' the messenger. That's not our style, reads that post on the group's AnonOps Twitter account.
In a statement released Friday, Anonymous said the initiative against Facebook was led by an individual acting on his own, according to a Cnet report. This man was warned to stop promoting the attack as an Anonymous action. However, he pressed on, and, as retaliation, Anonymous has released his name and contact information, including a phone number, according to the Cnet report.