Hacker collective Anonymous has posted an alleged Zynga (ZNGA) transcript indicating (in...

Hacker collective Anonymous has posted an alleged Zynga (ZNGA) transcript indicating (in imperfect English) the company plans to announce 800 new job cuts, raise capital (ed: Zynga has $1.6B in cash/investments), find a U.S. online gambling partner, and outsource game development to India. Anonymous is threatening to take down Facebook (FB) and release Zynga games to the public on Nov. 5 if it doesn't backtrack. On Tuesday, Zynga, which employs ~2,800 workers, said it would cut 5% of its workforce; its oversized R&D budget suggests more job cuts are likely.
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  • Herr Hansa
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    Hey, how about that? Extortion over the internet, and openly in public. Cyber warfare against a game developer. How ironic.
    28 Oct 2012, 09:49 PM Reply Like
  • D_Virginia
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    > Extortion over the internet, and openly in public.


    This is nothing new, Wall Street does it all the time. :-)
    28 Oct 2012, 10:50 PM Reply Like
  • Sam Liu
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    Reclaim your lives. Take down Facebook!


    Wake up to the community, society and the globe through physical and social interaction.
    28 Oct 2012, 09:53 PM Reply Like
  • Modernist
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    How monolithic is the Anonymous "collective"?
    28 Oct 2012, 09:55 PM Reply Like
  • Herr Hansa
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    It has been described in some places as a handful of geniuses guiding a legion of idiots.


    If this is deemed a credible threat, I would imagine the FBI is already on it, as well as other international security agencies.
    28 Oct 2012, 10:05 PM Reply Like
  • ZackyB
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    They "were" , FBI had some of them arrested, hired a contractor to get them, the contractor was exposed, and emails were released from the contractor.
    Anonymous Hacks FBI Security Contractor, Releases 400MB Worth Of Data
    29 Oct 2012, 12:54 AM Reply Like
  • thor34
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    Is this what Zuck meant by "hacker" culture?
    28 Oct 2012, 10:36 PM Reply Like
  • D_Virginia
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    Anonymous should focus and personalize their attacks: go after the individual scumbag execs that have been looting the company.


    Because if they're having money problems now, it will only get worse if their games get involuntarily open-sourced, which just means more layoffs and more executive looting.


    Although, taking down Facebook probably isn't a /bad/ thing.... ;-)
    28 Oct 2012, 10:44 PM Reply Like
  • Aristiphones
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    gambling online or using the internet for said purpose is illegal. why would an otherwise legitimate company threaten the American people in such a way? Are the games still not real enough? Or shall we blame "hackers Anonymous" for what we know to be our own doing?
    28 Oct 2012, 10:55 PM Reply Like
  • bgallagher74
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    Read their supposedly leaked memo. There are many grammatical errors that read like some bad documentation I have read coming from overseas. I suspect that memo is fabricated.
    29 Oct 2012, 03:03 AM Reply Like
  • chacken
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    lol, why the hell would Zynga need to raise capital with 1.6B in cash. This is the dumbest thing I've ever read. And Anonymous can't take down Facebook. They've threatened that before and nothing happened.
    29 Oct 2012, 07:01 AM Reply Like
  • alphaseekertoo
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    also they will "release" game to the public. Um the games are already released to the public, Most of zynga's games are social games that require you to be in constant contact with a server so giving these games away will make no difference if you play it or not. Also they are flash games that require a browser. Why is this even on here, as this is nothing more than a joke.
    29 Oct 2012, 04:18 PM Reply Like
  • stealthology
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    non-tech's don't understand tech. that simple.
    1 Nov 2012, 04:59 PM Reply Like
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