Alleged planned layoffs at game developer Zynga caused Anonymous to retaliate against what it calls the â€œend of the US game market as we know it.â€
Anonymous claims to have confidential documents which confirm that 1,000 people will be laid off and hiring will be done in â€œother more convenient financial countries.â€ Legal action against those who disclose this information will be taken, says the Anonymous transcript.
â€œWe have come to believe that the actions of Zynga will result in massive layoff of a thousand people and legal actions against everyone that speaks to the public about this plan,â€ said Anonymous. â€œIt will also come to end of the US game market as we know it as all these jobs will be replaced in other more convenient financial countries.â€
Anonymous launched operation â€œmaZYNGAâ€, promising to leak all Zynga games for free on Nov. 5. The date is also Guy Fawkes Day, a figure which became the Anonymous logo.
Although Zynga reported it has a cash stockpile of $1.6 billion, despite the $52.7 million it lost this quarter, solving its financial situation by laying off people triggered the new Anonymous operation.
â€œSuch actions are an insult to the population and the behaviour of corporations like Zynga must change,â€ Anonymous said. However, the hacker group said it will halt the operation and cancel the Zynga games leak if the company changes its policy. Â
â€œAs we speak we are planning to release also all the games we’ve taken from their servers for free,â€ said Anonymous. â€œThat being said we will stop the idea of the distribution of such games if Zynga will cease immediately the plan.â€