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Exclusive — Hacker Steals Over 218 Million Zynga 'Words with Friends' Gamers Data

Exclusive — Hacker Steals Over 218 Million Zynga 'Words with Friends' Gamers Data

September 29, 2019Swati Khandelwal
A Pakistani hacker who previously made headlines earlier this year for selling almost a billion user records stolen from nearly 45 popular online services has now claimed to have hacked the popular mobile social game company Zynga Inc . With a current market capitalization of over $5 billion, Zynga is one of the world's most successful social game developers with a collection of hit online games—including FarmVille, Words With Friends, Zynga Poker, Mafia Wars, and Café World—with over a billion players worldwide. Going by the online alias Gnosticplayers, the serial hacker told The Hacker News that this time, he managed to breach " Words With Friends ," a popular Zynga-developed word puzzle game, and unauthorisedly access a massive database of more than 218 million users. According to the hacker, the data breach affected all Android and iOS game players who installed and signed up for the 'Words With Friends' game on and before 2nd September this year.
Anonymous hackers threatened Zynga For Mistreating Employees

Anonymous hackers threatened Zynga For Mistreating Employees

October 29, 2012Mohit Kumar
Hacking Group Anonymous has threatened to target Zynga, according to a post on the group's official news channel and a since-deleted YouTube video (but it was removed because it was considered a "violation of YouTube's policy on depiction of harmful activities") which suggests that the social game company is planning further layoffs which threaten to bring about " the end of the US game market as we know it ". Zynga announced plans to lay off 150 employees last week and shut down a number of its offices, as it looks to make savings of between $15 and $20 million. The operation, dubbed maZYNGA, will consist of the shutting down of Facebook - the platform on which Zynga games are hosted - and the distribution of previously obtained Zynga game codes for free. " 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 res
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