Anonymous says it will bring down Facebook - todayby Toby Manhire
Hacktivist group threaten a Guy Fawkes day attack on the social media site.
Later today, if the threats of the hacktivist group Anonymous are to be taken seriously, Facebook could be brought to its knees.
According to a report in Wired, Anonymous have issued an ultimatum to Zynga, developer of social games including Farmville: announce they will not go ahead with staff cutbacks, or they will launch #OP MaZynga, taking down Facebook and releasing Zynga's games for free download.
The statement from Anonymous, which came in a video message quickly disabled by YouTube, was transcribed by Wired:
During the last few days anonymous has been targeting Zynga for the outrageous treatment of their employees and their actions against many developers.
We have come to believe that this 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.
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.
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.
Whatever the truth, or the validity of the group's claims that it has the ability to take down Facebook and release the games, it might be an idea to keep tabs on the Anonymous site this Fireworks' night for an onslaught of free-gaming fun.
As a result of growing concern over the welfare of pugs, British and French bulldogs, Trade Me has announced they're banning the sale of these breeds.Read more
NZ has an unregulated puppy-breeding industry where unscrupulous operators can flourish, so why aren’t we following the lead of overseas governments?Read more
Politicians from at home and abroad are reaching out to offer congratulations to the Prime Minister mum-to-be.Read more
New Zealand’s newly minted PM and bizarrely cool and normal lady Jacinda Ardern has announced that she and partner Clarke Gayford are expecting a babyRead more