Anonymous threatens Zynga

The hacker group Anonymous has threatened to release confidential information about Zynga ahead of November 5th

It seems Anonymous has now trained its collective crosshairs on social media games developer Zynga. The hacktivist group has announced on its website it's started Phase 1 of OP maZYNGA on its website, an operation that it says it will use to take Zynga to task for a raft of recent lay-offs at the company.

The group released a video onto YouTube - later removed for violating the site's policy on "depiction of harmful activities" - in which it stated its intention to release confidential internal documents about future lay-offs at Zynga, as well as games it says it's stolen from the company's servers. Anonymous cited Zynga's "outrageous treatment of their employees and their actions against many developers" as the reason behind this planned attack, which it said will commence on November 5th, Guy Fawkes Day.

The full transcript of the video reads as follows:

"Zynga customers and Facebook users , We are anonymous . During the last few days anonymous has been targeting Zynga for the outrageous treatment of their employees and their actions against many developers .

We have come to believe that this actions of Zynga will result in massive layoff of a thousand people and legal actions against everyone that speaks to the public about this plan.

It will also come to end of the US game market as we know it as all this jobs will be replaced in other more convenient financial countries.

With a billion dollars cash sitting in a bank we do believe that such actions are an insult to the population and the behaviour of corporations like Zynga must change.

Anonymous could not allow this to happen so it's starting to release confidential documents we have leaked on this plan

As we speak we are planning to release also all the games we've taken from their servers for free."

Anonymous also leaked what it claimed was an internal document in which Zynga stated an intention to "completely outsource our development teams in our offices in Bangalore, India to hedge our position in the long term". Anonymous says it will call off the planned attack if Zynga changes its strategy.

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