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Facebook Takes Down Operation Payback Page

Will Facebook Be Next Target?

After the Operation Payback marauders associated with the so-called Anonymous hacker coalition downed the Visa and MasterCard web sites Wednesday in retaliation for their refusing to continue processing financial contributions to WikiLeaks, Facebook took down an Operation Payback page where it appears the vandals have been congregating, congratulating each other and getting their marching orders.

Facebook said the page was removed "for violating our Terms of Use," which outlaw hate speech, threats of violence and bullying.

It appears an idle gesture since the self-styled "hacktivists" just regrouped elsewhere on Facebook, according to Forbes.

Presumably now Facebook can count on getting DDoS'd itself.

 

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