Tue, 30 Oct 2012, 2:00 pm
by Jenni van der Merwe, Do Gaming Journalist
If there’s one thing you don’t want, its Anonymous locking you in as a target.
According to Eurogamer, the hacker collective has announced its “operation maZYNGA” on its website.
The post states “Remember, Remember the 5TH of November” – the day Anonymous plans to release “the key to the data files” on some of Zynga’s executives and their confidential files.
Anonymous is angry at, what it calls, Zynga’s “outrageous treatment” of employees and Zynga’s “actions against many developers”. The company recently laid off over 100 of its employees, seeing its Austin, Texas office completely shut down and the closure of several games.
Zynga has announced it still needs to lay off five per cent of the company in cost-cutting measures. Anonymous thinks it may be a lot more than five per cent, and believes that Zynga is threatening legal action against any employee who might speak out about the lay offs. It also thinks these developer jobs are going to be outsourced to India.
Much like V for Vendetta - Zynga has been warned to Remember, Remember the 5th of November.
Anonymous said in its post: “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.” The hackers have said they won’t release Zynga’s games for free, if Zynga drops its plans to outsource developer jobs.
Anonymous did publish a video of “operation maZYNGA” on YouTube, but it has been removed because it violated YouTube policy about the depiction of harmful activity.
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