By Liat Clark
30 October 12
Hacktivist group Anonymous has announced it will take down Facebook and release Zynga’s games for free download on 5 November if the latter does not backtrack on alleged plans to lay off 1,000 employees and outsource work.
News of the Guy Fawkes Night attack, #OP MaZynga, came a week after online gaming giant Zynga announced a five percent employee cull and the closure of its Boston office — employees at its Austin branch were given two hours to clean out their desks while the world’s attention was distracted by Apple’s iPad mini unveiling on 23 October. Zynga also indicated its British and Japanese offices might close, and there are plans to switch maintenance of The Ville to its India base. Savings from the cuts should amount to between $15 million and $20 million (£9 million and £12 million). . . . Read Complete Report