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Anonymous Hackers Threaten Facebook and Zynga

Anonymous, the online activist group, has threatened to shut down Zynga and Facebook after it was announced that Zynga was laying off 5% of its workforce.

Anonymous, the online activist group, has threatened to shut down Zynga and Facebook after it was announced that Zynga was laying off 5% of its workforce.

In a YouTube video posted on Sunday a member of the group said that the companies will be targeted because of “’the outrageous treatment of their employees and their actions against many developers”.

The group has said that it will be releasing games stolen from Zynga’s server as well as bringing down both Zynga and Facebook on November 5th.

Last week Mark Pincus, Zynga CEO, said that it would be laying off 3,000 workers, shutting down the Boston office and cutting the staff at the Austin branch. The company may also close operations in the UK and Japan.

In its statement Anonymous said that Zynga’s plan will end “the US game market as we know it as all this (sic) jobs will be replaced in other more convenient financial countries”.

The statement went on to say that Anonymous will be releasing confidential documents and game code.

Anonymous also threatened to take down Facebook on November 5th last year, however, either the attack didn’t take place or Facebook was using sufficient measures to counter it as day passed without any disruption to Facebook’s service.

OCA News Editor

With a background in game development spanning 8 years, Sam Peterson is OCA’s leading authority in the world of online gaming. His focuses include new releases and gaming providers.

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