Anonymous threaten Fox News over Occupy Wall Street coverage


(Reuters)

Anonymous, a group of hackers that has previously attacked Sony and Bay Area Rapid Transit, said it will shut down the Fox News website on November 5.

It announced its intentions in a video on YouTube, citing Fox News’ propaganda against the Occupy Wall Street movement as reason.

"Anonymous introduces Occupation Fox Hunt," the video’s disembodied voice says. "It intends on destroying the Fox News website because their continued right-wing conservative propaganda can no longer be tolerated."

The group, which is affiliated with fellow hacker group LulzSec, specifically mentions primetime host Sean Hannity for attacking the “character and credentials” of the occupiers. It makes no mention of parent company News Corp., which has had hacking problems of its own.

Fox News, for its part, does not appear to be particularly concerned.