FRIEND OF FUTURE FOOD Bayer AG has earned itself the attention of the hactivist group Anonymous and might want to prepare for some web site downtime and public relations scurrying.
In an open letter Anonymous accused Bayer of having committed crimes, and said that it would not let it go unpunished, so it has started Operation Green Rights.
"You have won our attention after decades of greedy abuses of humanity and nature. Bayer - we see you profiting off of death and destruction! We see you escape unscathed from justice!", it said.
"Bayer AG pharmaceutical (formerly known as IG Farben) has been involved in countless corporate abuses, which have resulted in the death of thousands in the last century. These abuses have been consistently ignored, and cannot be ignored further."
The accusations Anonymous leveled at the German firm included a range of abuses. For example, Anonymous said that Bayer had disregarded "proper and thorough investigation of chemicals, vaccines and substances", is destroying the environment, and employed Nazis. Still, at least it's not the News of the World.
Anonymous has had a range of targets. Bayer AG joins amongst others Viacom, Sony, Visa and Mastercard. µ