Love them or hate them, the hacker collective known as Anonymous is continuing to wage war on the little-loved corporate biotech giant Monsanto, and their latest attack seems to have succeeded at forcing the PR firm representing the company to shut down and possibly reopen under a different name.
Anonymous took aim at The Biving Group PR firm in December, citing the firm’s 15-plus years of doing marketing for “some of the most corrupt corporations on the planet” as the reason for their attack. According to information released by the hacker group, the offensive caused the Biving Group to liquidate their assets and shut down their servers, while some of the former employees went on to start up a new PR firm called the Brick Factory.
This isn’t the first time Anonymous has taken aim at the agricultural giant. Last summer, after calling out the company in a YouTube video (above), the hackers claimed that they had managed to take down Monsanto’s own website and crippled three of their mail servers, while also publicly posting information on 2,500 of the company’s employees and associates.