‘Anonymous-OS’ is fake and packed with malware, Anonymous says
Hacker group “Anonymous Operations” has confirmed that the custom Linux-based operating system released under its name earlier this week is not a platform it developed. “The Anon OS is fake,”
It is based on popular Linux distribution Ubuntu, and it ships with a number of hacking tools pre-installed. According to Anonymous, it also ships with a variety of malware. The team behind Anonymous-OS responded to the group’s claims, denying that its platform contains any malicious software. “The #anonops on their twitter account say ‘That Anonymous-OS is wrapped in trojans,’ ”
The Developer group wrote on its Tumblr blog. “Please people… in our world, in Linux and opensource world, there is not virus. 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!” <– Not 100% correct,, any and every computer system is VULNERABLE! including LINUX .. wherein a few months ago .. hackers hacked into Linux OS and stole Thousands of Dollars worth of Electronic currency aka BITCOINS.
From the Last few days I’ve seen a lot of bloggers posting about this OS and also some Indian Bloggers who were making plans to download the same and try it out on VMware..
I have been going to each bloggers page and posting links and warning in their comment box to stop them from DOWNLOADING this MALWARE, because I received a tweet from the Official Anonymous PR saying this OS is a MALWARE and is not supported by the core group of the ANONYMOUS initiative.