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Hacktivism Moves from Pranks to Problems

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Agricultural technology firm Monsanto became the latest target of hacktivists this week, when hackers donning the mantle of the distributed protest group Anonymous claimed that it had penetrated the firm's network and leaked personal information on 2,500 of the company's employees. The same day another group, also calling themselves part of Anonymous, leaked about 90,000 military email addresses allegedly taken from the servers of accounting firm and government contractor Booz Allen Hamilton. On Tuesday, the company acknowledged that some of the information circulating on the Internet was taken from its servers.

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