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.