Wednesday multi-national giant Monsanto confirmed they were the victim of hacktivists working under the banner of Anonymous.
Anonymous, the notorious Internet hacktivist collective, was successful in taking down Monsanto's corporate website and compromising numerous corporate mail web servers. In addition, Anonymous released the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of 2500 Monsanto employees and associates.
Monsanto is the world's leading producer of the herbicide "Roundup" as well as producing 90% of the world's genetically engineered seeds.
Corrupt, Unethical, and Downright Evil Business Practices
Anonymous attacked the U.S. based multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation Monsanto because of "corrupt, unethical, and downright evil business practices." Indeed, Monsanto is a much maligned company, earning the hatred of environmentalists around the globe. Monsanto's "evil business practices" include the dumping of toxic wast in the U.K., convictions for bribery in Indonesia, and fines in France for false advertising.
Currently Monsanto stands accused by many of destroying the environment and poisoning the world's food source. The complaints against Monsanto are simply too numerous to catalog here. Suffice it to say that for many environmentalists Monsanto and their genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and other adventures in biotech literally threaten the very survival of the human race.
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