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Hackers Going For Gold(Man)

The group of hacktivists Anonymous , who just a week ago hacked into the servers of St. Louis Federal Reserve, has issued an alert about an upcoming attack against the mighty Goldman Sachs. According to Anonymous' Twitter account, the hacktivist group wants to shut down Goldman Sachs' Facebook and Twitter pages on Valentine's Day to express its disdain for the financial behemoth. Nearly 900.000 Twitter followers received on Thursday an invitation to join in the cyber attack.

"Please help us to destroy twitter and Facebook account of Goldman Sachs february 14 #OpGm |http://opgm1402.tumblr.com"

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Anonymous released several e-flyers in several languages from its various Twitter accounts. All the e-flyers say the attack will involve three steps: First, Anonymous is encouraging supporters to report the Goldman Sachs Facebook and Twitter accounts as spam. Then, the flyer provides aURL where users can fill out an abuse form on Twitter (you can do the same on Facebook), reporting Goldman Sachs for Twitter malfeasance. In the final step, Anonymous followers are asked to make "friendly" phone calls to Goldman Sachs' offices in London, Paris or Dublin, depending on which flyer they saw.

"Operation Goldman Sachs" is being run through an official Tumblr page. "#OpGm" isn't the first time that Anonymous targeted Goldman Sachs.

In 2011, Anonymous published the private personal information of a number of Goldman employees, including CEO Lloyd Blankfein.

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CNN wrote at the time that a Twitter user named CabinCr3w tweeted out that he had "doxxed," or released, personal info of Goldman's CEO, including Blankenfein's age, education, recent addresses and legal cases he had been involved in.

At the time, Goldman Sachs declined to comment on the leak, International Business Times reports.

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You may, of course, have whatever opinion you what about the hacker's vandalism, but it's a nice gesture to give the victims a warning in advance, don't you think?…

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