Monsanto Hacked

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As part of Operation Green Rights, members of Anonymous recently breached and defaced the Korean Web site for Monsanto (h/t Softpedia).

Following the attack, visitors to monsantokorea.com were redirected to the company's global Web site instead.

In a statement, the hackers wrote, "In India, over the past 20 years, the number of farmers' suicides has grown exponentially, along with the spread of glyphosate pesticide ill-suited to non-GM crops. ... Monsanto: Anonymous thinks you [responsible], in front of Mankind, for genocide, environmental disaster and mass contamination."

Along with the statement, the hackers leaked a list of 48 database names and what appear to be two member user names, e-mail addresses and plain text passwords.

Previous attacks as part of Operation Green Rights have included breaches of South Africa's Anglo American Platinum and the Finnish mining company Talvivaara.