Zynga targeted by Anonymous

Troubled computer games outfit Zynga is now in more trouble with the hacking collective Anonymous.

The company laid off employees last week and shut down a few of its offices right before its quarterly earnings call.

According to Tech Crunch,  Anonymous is really miffed by Zynga and has released a video warning that it plans to attack the company and Facebook on 5 November.

In the statement, Anonymous said that Zynga and Facebook were being targeted for the outrageous treatment of their employees and their actions against many developers.

The statement said that the actions of Zynga will result in a massive layoff of a thousand people and legal actions against everyone that speaks to the public about the plan.

Anonymous believes that these moves will result in the end of the US game market and jobs will be replaced in other more financially convenient countries.

What appears to have got Anonymous’ goat is that Zynga is supposed to have a billion dollars sitting in the bank while it is making all these layoffs.

It seems that the the hackers have confidential documents and it will release all the games it has taken from Zynga servers for free.

The idea is that it will stop the distribution of such games if Zynga does not abandon the plan.

It said that the final strategy for the next two quarters has been successfully set to delivery by 23 November.

This would mean is the loss of 800 jobs with further raising of new capital from the market to support businesses.

It talks about completely outsourcing development teams to the company’s Bangalore office “to hedge our position in the long term”.

It is buying new products from third parties such as Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, Shove Prod and Music Invaders in which Zynga is writing business contacts to buy intellectual property for the transaction value of approximately $20 million, the transcript said.

Zynga plans to conclude these deals this month and compete with these titles against competitors in mobile.

The documents were published but have been pulled from the internet as Zynga claimed they were copyright infringement. So far no one from the company has commented.