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Anonymous-OS is Fake, Packed with Trojans, Says AnonOps

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Hands up who is surprised?

Turns out the Linux-based operating system that claimed to be the work of Anonymous could have nothing to do with the well-known hacktivist group. Word about the Anonymous OS started doing the rounds earlier this week with reports pointing to a Tumblr account for the operating system. The page had Anonymous literally written all over it and the 'about' page on the blog said the OS was created for educational purposes to check the security of web pages. It also warned users not to use it to attack any website and signed off with Anonymous' traditional "We are Anonymous, we are legion..." signature.

However, it seems Anonymous has apparently distanced itself from the operating system. One of the Twitter accounts supposedly linked to Anonymous has declared the OS a fake. Not only that, but @anonops says that the 1.4 GB download is 'wrapped in trojans.' Responding to the Tweet, the folks behind Anonymous OS updated their Tumblr blog.

"The #anonops on their twitter account say, 'That Anonymous-OS is wrapped in trojans.' Please people… in our world, in Linux and open source world, there is not virus," they said. "If any user believe that Anonymous-OS 'is wrapped in trojans' or 'backdoored OS by any Law enforcement Company or Hacker' please don’t download it! But don’t mislead the world that Linux is dangerous and has trojans!"

According to BGR, the Anonymous OS has already been download 25,000 times. I guess we'll find out if it's packed with malware soon enough...

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    hannibal , March 15, 2012 5:18 PM
    Would you download OS from well know hacker croup?
    People are not sane!
    And no the OS is not even from that group...

    No wonder why there are so many "ghost" machines in the world.
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    RADIO_ACTIVE , March 15, 2012 5:10 PM
    lol saw this one coming
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    davewolfgang , March 15, 2012 5:10 PM
    Hahahhahahahhaaa

    Yeah, download this "cool" thing from the internet.

    Those Nigerians also want to use your bank account to get money out of the country, and you have an long lost British relative that left you a bunch of money too.....
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  • 23 Hide
    RADIO_ACTIVE , March 15, 2012 5:10 PM
    lol saw this one coming
  • 22 Hide
    davewolfgang , March 15, 2012 5:10 PM
    Hahahhahahahhaaa

    Yeah, download this "cool" thing from the internet.

    Those Nigerians also want to use your bank account to get money out of the country, and you have an long lost British relative that left you a bunch of money too.....
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    theconsolegamer , March 15, 2012 5:11 PM
    25000 victims for teh lulz
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    win7guru , March 15, 2012 5:12 PM
    Sounds like an interesting OS if it doesn't harm your computer.
  • 20 Hide
    EDVINASM , March 15, 2012 5:12 PM
    I have simple rule when it comes to OS - never use someones else build. 25000 people think different.
  • 24 Hide
    hannibal , March 15, 2012 5:18 PM
    Would you download OS from well know hacker croup?
    People are not sane!
    And no the OS is not even from that group...

    No wonder why there are so many "ghost" machines in the world.
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    nukemaster , March 15, 2012 5:19 PM
    Quote:
    "The #anonops on their twitter account say, 'That Anonymous-OS is wrapped in trojans.' Please people… in our world, in Linux and open source world, there is not virus," they said

    Yeah thats rights....
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    Parrdacc , March 15, 2012 5:23 PM
    Who did not see this coming? Now for the conspiracy part. Insert government agency here was the one who released it going on the belief that those that would download it could have ties to anon. So by releasing it they in turn could spy on all those that did download it and find out who to go after. Not saying its true just a thought.
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    rex86 , March 15, 2012 5:30 PM
    edvinasmI have simple rule when it comes to OS - never use someones else build. 25000 people think different.


    Then I hope you're using Gentoo and nothing else
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    sardonicjester , March 15, 2012 5:40 PM
    extremepcsWe know this is not true because Linux (and MacOS) is invulnerable to any kind of trojan, malware, or virus. Just goes to prove that ignorant people are the cause of infections... not the OS.


    Wow. I really hope you are being sarcastic.
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    Anonymous , March 15, 2012 5:44 PM
    Ladies and gentlemen, please, settle down, we have an urgent announcement to make:

    A download on the Internet has been found to contain malicious code! I know this is shocking, we're all taken by surprise here at PublicTech, too, but the word must go out!!1!!11
    ------------

    Don't download random shit that hasn't been mentioned AT ALL previously by any of the people it claims to be associated with, m'kay?
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    zulutech , March 15, 2012 5:46 PM
    extremepcsWe know this is not true because Linux (and MacOS) is invulnerable to any kind of trojan, malware, or virus. Just goes to prove that ignorant people are the cause of infections... not the OS.


    If you knew how fucking stupid that made you look, and even worse, how aggressive you were to enforce your view... just... wow.
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    Anonymous , March 15, 2012 5:52 PM
    what's an os?
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    sporkimus , March 15, 2012 5:57 PM
    extremepcsShe only charged me $20 for the hour...

    Apparently you forgot about Double Coupon Thursday's. You sir, were overcharged.
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    freggo , March 15, 2012 6:00 PM
    You've got to be bonkers to download that. Real or not real; you are inviting trouble.
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    mautobu , March 15, 2012 6:14 PM
    Run it in a VM on a private network? I THINK SO!
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    alchemy69 , March 15, 2012 6:27 PM
    Anyone dumb enough to have installed that just to be one of the cool kids is going to get exactly what they deserve.
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    Crush3d , March 15, 2012 6:41 PM
    ParrdaccWho did not see this coming? Now for the conspiracy part. Insert government agency here was the one who released it going on the belief that those that would download it could have ties to anon. So by releasing it they in turn could spy on all those that did download it and find out who to go after. Not saying its true just a thought.


    I'd assume the integral parts of anon are smart enough not to download this.. although I also assumed people were smart enough not to make their password 12345.
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