| Wednesday May 25th 2016

Anon hacks Monsanto and posts 2500 employee names and contact info

Normal crop rotation works like this; you plan something, it grows, you harvest and then re-seed using the seeds gathered in the harvest. Monsanto managed to patent the DNA of it’s genetically modified seeds, any attempt to replant using the seeds you have results in being sued by Monsanto.

Monsanto logoHow do they know you replanted using their seeds? They go on your property, take your crops, test them and file lawsuit.

Never used Monsanto seeds? Too bad, if they are on your field (perhaps from the neighbors crop) you are still liable. Many small mom and pop farms have been bankrupted by Monsanto through litigation without actually doing anything wrong.

Hacking group Anonymous has posted information on 2,500 Monsanto employees and associates, and claimed credit for “crippling all three of their mail servers as well as taking down their main websites world-wide.”

Monsanto, a U.S.-based global biotech seed company, Wednesday acknowledged the breach, saying it happened last month.

“Monsanto experienced a disruption to our websites which appeared to be organized by a cyber-group,” said Tom Helscher, the company’s director of corporate affairs, in an email to msnbc.com. “In addition, this group also recently published publicly available information on approximately 2,500 individuals involved in the broader global agriculture industry.”


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