Anonymous says it will bring down Facebook - today

by Toby Manhire / 05 November, 2012
Hacktivist group threaten a Guy Fawkes day attack on the social media site.
How will people talk to each other? More importantly, how will they share photographs of weddings, babies and animals?

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.

Wired concludes:

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.

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