AntiSec Hackers 'Modify' Monsanto Database, Warn of Future Attacks


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.

Preceding the data dump on Pastebin’s website, AntiSec posted the following message, which they say comes as a result of Monsanto’s lawsuit against organic dairy farmers.

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 We are aware that posting this outdated database will do little to harm you.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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Jill Ettinger is a Los Angeles-based journalist and editor focused on the global food system and how it intersects with our cultural traditions, diet preferences, health, and politics. She is the senior editor for sister websites and, and works as a research associate and editor with the Cornucopia Institute, the organic industry watchdog group. Jill has been featured in The Huffington Post, MTV, Reality Sandwich, and Eat Drink Better.