St. Louis, MO-based Monsanto — the world’s largest seed company best known for its genetically modified crops and companion pesticide, the glyphosate-based Roundup — was once again the victim of hacker group Anonymous. This time, the attack comes from Anonymous’ alter ego, going by the name “AntiSec,” publishing information from a company database.
The recent hack, while admittedly causes the company little harm, serves more as a warning from Anonymous and AntiSec, as did the July 2011 attack by Anonymous that interrupted the company’s website and released data on approximately 2,500 individuals connected with Monsanto, including former and present employees.
The message from AntiSec:
Your continued attack on the world’s food supply, as well as the health of those who eat it, has earned you our full attention. Your crimes against humanity are too many to name on one page, you have put over 9,000 small-time farmers out of business by using your enourmous legal team to bury them with your malicious patent lawsuits. You have continually introduced harmful, even deadly products into our food supply without warning, without care, all for your own profit. We are aware that posting this outdated database will do little to harm you. Rest assured, we will continue to dox your employees and executives, continue to knock down your websites, continue to fry your mail servers, continue to be in your systems, and continue to expose your bullshit.
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