Missed the news that Anonymous was planning to purge the entire Internet of the New York Stock Exchange on October 10? Well, it might not even happen, as the cyber threat might just be a fake.
The purported video threat was made as an initiative to support the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City. Perhaps you've seen the video of one infamous NYPD officer macing a peaceful protester. That video alone, has pushed the Occupy Wall Street protests over the edge.
The operation plan to wipe out the NYSE from the Internet (or take down its website) was called "Operation Invade Wall Street." In the video, Anonymous claimed:
We will not stand by and watch the system take over our way of life. We the people shall stand against the government's inaction. We the people will not be witnesses to your corruption and ill-gotten profits. We will not labor for your leisure. We will not assist you in any way.
However, a new message from Anonymous (see how it gets muddled when anybody can claim to be a part of Anonymous?) claims that plan of attack is a hoax:
Operation Invade Wall Street is bullsh*t! It is a fake planted operation by law enforcement and cyber crime agencies in order to get you to undermine the Occupy Wall Street movement. It proposes you use depreciated tools that have known flaws such as LOIC.
Anonymous would never tell you to use LOIC - Not after the arrests and failures of Operation Payback.
Anonymous wouldn't attack NYSE on a HOLIDAY - It is debatable if Anonymous would ever even attack NYSE.
Along with that missed "Day of Vengeance" and the snafu that it would destroy Facebook on November 5, it would seem Anonymous is losing control over its plans. But, we suppose that's to be expected when the entire nature of the organization is decentralized and anybody can announce a movement in its name.
And so we wait, for five days.