Anonymous this week warned against downloading the new “Anonymous OS,” suggesting it was full of malware that could harm your system and steal your personal information.
“The Anon OS is fake it is wrapped in trojans,” the @AnonOps feed tweeted.
“#Protip – Don’t use Anonymous OS, we don’t know anything about it and can’t vouch for it,” the @YourAnonNews account chimed in.
As PCMag’s sister site, Geek.com, pointed out this week, an Ubuntu-based live CD called Anonymous-OS cropped up online recently, suggesting that the hacker collective was moving from DDoS attacks and social networks to more involved software efforts.
But Geek’s Lee Mathews said “it’s much more likely that this is the work of one individual who wanted to see what he or she could do with the Ubuntu Live CD Creator.”
News of the OS comes several weeks after a report from Symantec indicated that some Anonymous members were tricked into downloading and running a fairly unpleasant Trojan alongside one of their DDoS tools.