Anonymous Claims Facebook Attack After Disruptions on Site

Anonymous Claims Facebook Attack After Disruptions on Site

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June 1 2012 6:17 PM

Anonymous Claims Facebook Attack After Disruptions on Site

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A videographer shoots the side of Facebook's Like Button logo displayed at the entrance of the Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park, California as Facebook becomes a publicly traded company after completing its initial public offering on May 18, 2012. AFP Photo / Kimihiro Hoshino/FILES (Photo credit should read KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/GettyImages)

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Update Monday June 4 3:55 p.m.: Anonymous is not claiming responsibility for the attack after all, saying the allegations of the hacking collective being involved are "utterly false and without basis."

Original post Friday June 1: Just when we thought “Facebook down” only applied to the company’s stock price, the social media giant is now struggling with site outages.  

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Problems loading the site cropped up late Thursday, prompting Facebook to issue an email apology, while reassuring users that the “brief” outage had been resolved.  

However, issues apparently persisted for some as the hacker collective Anonymous claimed responsibility for the disruption. Of course, Anonymous has never been shy about its bombastic aims to “kill Facebook,” which haven’t exactly panned out. 

So, users can exhale. As for Facebook, the company can only hope its fortunes turn around in the coming weeks, given what has gone down since its IPO.

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