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Monsanto Hacked: Info of 2,500 employees leaked (Updated)


Update July 14: Database Re-leaked

A couple of hours ago Anonymous re-leaked the info of 2,500 Monsanto employees enriched with further data. The reasons are explained in the following statement:

We previously leaked 2551 emails and names of MonsantoCo employees and associates for the whole internets to see.
Immediately following this, attacks were made attempting to access/change the password on the OpMonsanto Twitter account as well many failed login attempts on 2 corresponding email accounts.
The paypal account used to finance the operation was reported and all assets frozen. Somebody, most certainly, is mad at us :(

We didn’t appreciate that very much, so we updated the leaked database to include
the previously redacted city/state/country and phone numbers.

Operations remain unaffected, this is just the beginning.

In response to some attempts to hack the #OpMonsanto Twitter account, Anonymous decided to disclose further information about the leaked records (Cities and Phone Numbers). The last phrase of the statement sounds particularly threatening: This is just the beginning… And it is further confirmed by a gloomy tweet. A warning for Exxon (#OpExxon) as well, the next alleged target?

Original Post

Few hours after the attack to consulting firm (and military contractor) Booz Allen Hamilton, Anonymous has performed another resounding operation. As part of their #OpMonsanto, the Anonymous have leaked info of 2500 employees belonging to Monsanto, including their home address.

The reasons behind the attacks have been explained with a subsequent tweet:

are an aftermath of the WikiLeaks affair and concern the alleged strategy used by Monsanto to push GMO. Few days ago Anonymous warned Monsanto to expect something “more serious than a DDOS” after the company filed lawsuits against organic farmers for labeling their product as not containing growth hormones. At the end something more serious than a DDOS happened…

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