Anonymous hacks Monsanto, targets Exxon Mobil, ConocoPhillips

has posted names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of Monsanto employees, and is promising action against Exxon Mobil, ConocoPhillips, Canadian Oil Sands Ltd., Imperial Oil, the Royal Bank of Scotland and others.

In the case of Monsanto, the hacker group has posted information about 2,500 employees and affiliates of Monsanto and claim to have taken down corporate Web sites and mail servers, according to the Sophos Naked SecuritySecurity blogger. Alles zu Security auf

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Anonymous didn't indicate how it broke into the network, but mentioned that port 6666 - used for IRC chat - was opened. The port can be used for introducing Trojans and worms that can infect IRC servers and clients.

The group says it is setting up a Wiki where the data it stole from Monsanto can be posted, Sophos says.

Monsanto could not be reached immediately for comment.

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