Catherine E. Shoichet,
November 1, 2011
Could a Mexican drug cartel be the next target for a group of hackers known for online attacks against banks and government institutions?
A video purportedly from the international hacker ring Anonymous threatens the Zetas, warning that the names, photographs and addresses of cartel supporters can be published “if necessary.”
“We cannot defend ourselves with a weapon,” a masked man says. “But we can do this with their cars, homes, bars and whatever else they possess. It will not be difficult. All of us know who they are and where they are located.”
The man, wearing a suit and tie, claims the notoriously violent drug gang has kidnapped an Anonymous associate in the Mexican state of Veracruz.
“We demand his release,” says the man, who uses Mexican slang but speaks Spanish with a Castilian accent.