Four days ago someone registered a new project on the SourceForge website, called Anonymous-OS, pretending that they are Anonymous.
Based on Ubuntu 11.10 and powered by the new MATE desktop environment created by the Linux Mint developers, the Anonymous-OS tries to be a Linux distribution packed with "hacking" tools for "checking the security of web pages".
The website created on tumblr for the Anonymous-OS Live CD project looks completely believable for some, not to mention that the Live CD's artwork and theme are preatty cool (see more screenshots below).
"The Anon OS is fake it is wrapped in trojans." confirmed Anonymous on their Twitter channel. "Seeing lots of news about just-released purported "Anonymous OS." BE CAREFUL! Remember the Zeus Trojan incident w/Slowloris recently!"
We are writing this piece of news just to inform the adventurous ones NOT to download this Live CD ISO image and test it, or event worse, install it on their machines.
Some of the tools provided in this Linux distribution are dangerous and you might end up in jail if you use them to attack web pages!
Download Backtrack 5 R2 instead, if you really want to test the security of web sites.