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 .