On the YouTube channel FawkesS3curity the following has been posted, purporting to be an Anonymous threat:
‘Dear citizens of the world,
We are anonymous. As of today 200 kilograms of composite Nitroglycerin and commercial explosives have effectively been concealed in a government building, situated in the united states of America. on the 5th of November 2012 the device will detonate remotely via the transmission control protocol, leaving behind severe consiquences. We would like to advise that the contraption is built inside a tamper proof apparatus sensitive to physical intrusions or attempted disarmament, thus resulting in the desired effect, if the military grade device is found before the 5th of November. there is no intention, risks or circumstances what so ever to cause harm to innocent people, but we can not, say the same for the people who are the real terrorists, oppressors and war creators.
we are anonymous
we are legion
we do not forget
we do not forgive
on the 5th of November, you will expect us (22 Oct 2012)’.
But the authenticity of the message remains disputed, as YouTuber AnonymousBelle562 makes plain: ‘WTF is this still doing up? We are here to expose the corrupt, not be the corrupt. This person isn’t a real Anon, because Anonymous is a hive, and this individual is a lone wolf without a pack. Too bad this isn’t a copyright infringement of Justin Bieber, or it would have been deleted, and reported before it was ever even be viewed’. Will it be a November surprise or is this just another video in YouTube??? On the examiner website Joe Newby, ‘an IT professional who has been involved in conservative politics for years’, writes that in “response, another group posted a message at Pastebin saying that the threat does not come from Anonymous. “Let us be perfectly clear: Anonymous is not a terrorist organization. Anonymous does not use bombs. Anonymous does not condone violence in any way. Anonymous supports justice and universal equal rights. We support peaceful protest,” the Pastebin statement read. “At this time, we are not sure whether or not @FawkesSecurity is trying to troll, or if he’s trying to discredit the name of Anonymous in the eyes of the world. Maybe @FawkesSecurity’s twitter and YouTube account was hacked. Perhaps this is the FBI’s way of trying to label Anonymous as terrorists so they can begin using the NDAA against us,” the statement added. Tech News Daily said that the online threat “seems out of step with the Anonymous ethos.” Moreover, Tech News Daily said the “mention of the ‘transmission control protocol,’ or TCP, may be a clue to other hackers that the whole thing is a joke. TCP is one of the underlying networking protocols of the Internet.” Commenters on the YouTube video say the message is fake, while some claim the government is behind the threat. “November 5th is a significant date, as it is the date that Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up the Parliament building in England as part of the Gunpowder Plot in 1605. The incident, as well as the infamous Guy Fawkes mask, has been memorialized in movies such as V for Vendetta. Anonymous has adopted the Fawkes mask as one of the collective’s symbols,” Breitbart.com reported”.
 Joe Newby, “Hacker claiming ties to Anonymous posts bomb threat for November 5 on YouTube” examiner (23 October 2012). http://www.examiner.com/article/hacker-claiming-ties-to-anonymous-posts-bomb-threat-for-november-5-on-youtube.