Drug Law

Bold or Dumb? "Anonymous" Hackers Challenge Mexican Drug Cartel

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

Computer hackers usually take-on large companies; a reasonably tame enemy to have. But now one group is going up against people who are anything but tame -- the Mexican drug cartels.

The high-profile international hacker group that calls itself Anonymous has released a video in which it demands that the Zetas drug cartel release a member of its group who it kidnapped. If it does not release the person by November 5, the hackers say they will release the names of the cartel's allies in police departments and the media, as well as addresses and photos of the cartel's properties.

Drug cartels usually don't take kindly to threats.

The Associated Press reports that the video was released in early October and was first reported last Friday "by the global intelligence think tank Stratfor."