Anonymous Threatens Zynga

October 29, 2012 -

Hacktivist group Anonymous has made a very public threat to social game developer and publisher Zynga - apparently in response to the company's layoffs of 100 employees and the closure of over a dozen studios. The group said that it would release confidential information about Zynga on November 5 for its "outrageous treatment of their employees and their actions against many developers." They also refer to a business plan the company is using, though details on this secret plan have not been revealed...

"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," the group said. "With a billion dollars cash sitting in a bank we do believe that such actions are an insult to the population and the behavior 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."

The group also plans other chicanery against Zynga - they claim that they have breached the company's server and secured games, which they plan to release for free.

"As we speak we are planning to release also all the games we've taken from their servers for free," the group continued. "That being said we will stop the idea of the distribution of such games if Zynga will cease immediately the plan.”

We will have m ore on this story as it develops. Zynga has not said publicly that their services or servers have been compromised by outside forces.

Source: MCV


Comments

Re: Anonymous Threatens Zynga

One of the reasons why modern warfare tends to be a losing battle for both sides is because humanity always has this strange, irrational need to warn the opposition before they make an attack.

If these people truly wanted to make a message they wouldn't give warnings, they would simply act upon their threats without forewarning and attack their opposition.

If these people truly gave a damn for the employees at all then they'd simply release the information without delay, since they're unlikely to gain anything substantial if they don't. But since I don't believe they actually have anything, I expect November 5th to come and pass as it does each year.

Prove me wrong, Anoymous. Prove me wrong.

Re: Anonymous Threatens Zynga

You *CAN'T* claim any sort of higher grounds if you do not first act as the bigger man. And the only way to do this if you are about to engage in open conflict is to warn your opponent. It sucks, but it's the only way to make sure *IF* he can be redeemed or not.

Re: Anonymous Threatens Zynga

These kinds of attacks on corporations are getting annoying. Nothing productive will come from this attack and subsequent release of information. 

If they really want to make a point, then actively work to spread what information is current available and get people to stop supporting the company. 

Of course, such an effort is not really needed as Zynga is already facing record lows of players since going public. Their stock is falling fast and it doesn't look like they will ever recover. So this action is just kicking a dead horse.

Re: Anonymous Threatens Zynga

[...] kicking a *dying* horse. Might still recover, albeit it's unlikely.

 
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