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

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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  • RADIO_ACTIVE
    lol saw this one coming
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  • davewolfgang
    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
    25000 victims for teh lulz
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  • win7guru
    Sounds like an interesting OS if it doesn't harm your computer.
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  • EDVINASM
    I have simple rule when it comes to OS - never use someones else build. 25000 people think different.
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  • hannibal
    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
    "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
    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
    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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  • captaincharisma
    i know people are dumb enough to use linux in the first place but to use a version of it by anonymous now that is a whole new level :)
    Reply