Web sites of NBC and Lady Gaga fan site, GagaDaily.com were hacked, but were quickly restored. The sites were hacked by a hacker who called himself Pyknic, and replaced text statement repeating the children’s rhyme – “Remember, remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot; I see no reason why gunpowder treason should ever be forgot.”
It is still not clear why the pages like NBC were hacked, but there were threats by Anonymous warning Facebook and Zynga, who right now are running fine. It is also not clear that the hacker Pyknic is a member of Anonymous.
The Anonymous members wear distinctive Guy Fawkes masks, and November 5 is seen as a revolutionary day for the group as they march peaceful in public around the world. “remember the fifth of November” reference suggests a link to Anonymous, a movement of cyber rebels which has appropriated much of the symbolism around Britain’s upcoming Guy Fawkes Day, a holiday meant to mark the failed plot to blow up the country’s parliament in 1605.