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Anonymous plan attack on Zynga

Hacker group "Anonymous" are planning a attack on Farmville developer Zynga, as a response to the recent lay offs of the team in Austin which had serious consequences on a number of Zynga games. Zynga made an announcement that they will get rid of five percent of its employees in order to save money. Anonymous see this as an insult.

"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"

This is not a good time for Zynga as they have been in big trouble lately, especially due to problems with EA accusing them of ripping of The Sims.

Robin Hoods of the gaming world or plague bringers leaving destruction in their path? Either way you look at it, Zynga are in trouble

Words by Craig Tester

Edited On 29 Oct, 2012

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rick75fowler's avatar
rick75fowler 4 years ago
go for it annonymous,get those fat cats they deserve it
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troublemaker 4 years ago
Deserve it, sure. But not sure the Anon cowboys are the guys to do it. Self entitled hackers aint the guys to be handing out the justice I don't think
Shnoorum's avatar
I agree. I dislike them as much as I dislike Zynga. Anon shouldn't get up themselves with morals seeing as what they do
Shnoorum 4 years ago
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adwan 4 years ago
They think what they're doing is right, but they don't think about what the result of their actions have on the people they are apparently trying to help. Look at when they hacked PSN, and the affect it had on gamers, but they were supposed to be helping us? Get stuffed. They are doing it just for their own gain and pleasure.
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Dead 4 years ago
I think Anonymous originally had good intention, but like any sort of protest group it ends up with a whole bunch of hanger oners who are just in it to cause trouble.
adwan's avatar
I know plenty of people who claim/want to be part of/support anonymous who have no clue about hacking to start with. Says it all really.
adwan 4 years ago
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Christian 4 years ago
Obviously they have not heard of "two wrongs don't make a right", it's fairly obvious that they only care about themselves and their own gain. If they genuinely cared, why wouldn't they put their skills to useful ends rather than continual damage to companies both large and small, and the people who use them...after all what they say they do with a users information is one thing and what they actually do with it is another.
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JoeToots 4 years ago
there just out to make trouble
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Blarix 4 years ago
What are they trying to achieve?
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Datastatic 4 years ago
Zynga do my head in with their constant need to spam you with mail and intrude on your privacy if you are ever dumb enough to play one of their social games. Cant massively see the point in hacking them though.
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Zealotus 4 years ago
So they are going to protest the layoffs by negatively effecting Zyngas business, which potentially could mean more layoffs down the line? ... This is not an effective way to protest at all, because when heads start to roll they certainly won't be from the top.
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valid point, if they attack and cause more layoffs are they just gonna keep attacking until the Zynga fatcats have had enough and layoff ALL of their workers, sell up and are left even fatter?
Lorna 4 years ago
adwan's avatar
This is exactly what I mean, they don't think at all about how their "attack" on the company is going to affect current employees and end users. Like Zynga wil care. They will call in some expensive company to fix the hack and exploits and then use that as an excuse to make further lay-offs. All anonymous are doing is helping to make things worse.
adwan 4 years ago
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This is the problem with "vigilante" justice. Anonymous hopes that they are teaching big corporations "lessons" by punishing them, but all they are doing is hurting the people they are avenging.
AvatarIII 4 years ago
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Daniel 4 years ago
Oh no, My level 13 Mafia wars account will be at risk... I really couldnt care simply because they do not produce anything remotely intresting. and they got my mother obsessed to Farmville, so embarassing when you keep getting golden chicken requests from her on facebook.
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PrometheusFan 4 years ago
Sounds like Anonymous is getting desperate to stay in the headlines and probably to stay relevant at all.
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Bruticus 4 years ago
Haha, sounds like someone at Anonymous plays too many facebook games

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