Anonymous the popular hacker group or know as the “Hacktivists” have declared 5th November, the Guy Fawkes Day, as the day when the Facebook and Zynga will be shutdown. The threat from the “Anonymous” came after Zynga slashed down 3,000 employees, 5% of the workforce of the gaming giant.
The online gaming company Zynga which has made popular games like FarmVille, CityVille and Words With Friends. Zynga has been a huge success for Facebook as social networking giant’s 14 percent of the revenue comes from the gaming giant’s popular games which are user-magnate and also one of the biggest “Time sucker”.
And why a threat from Anonymous means a lot? because it is group of IDEALISTS. They believe that the world should be free from all secrecy and when they say they mean it and they take actions they are not like your or my politicians who are just sweet talkers. They have shut down the websites of the U.S. Department of Justice and the F.B.I. They have hacked into the phone lines of Scot-“F***king”-land Yard. They are responsible for attacks against MasterCard, Visa, Sony and the Governments of the U.S., U.K., Turkey, Australia, Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Iran, Chile, Colombia and New Zealand.
Anonymous has also previously threatened to shutdown Facebook, actually they sweared !, but this time the situation is little different. The Zynga’s CEO Mark Pincus announced last week to layoff 5 percent of its workforce to restructure the company after its disappointing third quarter earning. The company has also plans to shutdown the operations in UK and Japan. The reason given for the strike is because of the layoff of the workers while the CEO Mark Pincus is sitting on billions of wealth.