Mexican Drug Cartel hires hackers, captures member of Anonymous

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#1 Meat_Wad_Fan
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Shortly after the hacking group Anonymous threatened to expose the Zetas drug cartel on youtube, it's now being reported that the Zetas are hiring their own computer hackers to hunt down Anonymous members.

"We have seen reports that Los Zetas are deploying their own teams of computer experts to track those individuals involved in the online anti-cartel campaign, which indicates that the criminal group is taking the campaign very seriously. Those individuals involved face the risk of abduction, injury and death — judging by how Los Zetas has dealt with threats in the past."

"This higher skill-set means that Anonymous could contribute to the effectiveness of the online struggle against the cartels or at least bring more publicity to the issue. It's important to remember that the U.S. has been engaging in its own electronic observation of the Mexican cartels for years. Anonymous likely won't be able to turn up more information than the U.S. government already has, but they are able to publicize more information than the U.S. government can.

If Anonymous is able to increase the effectiveness of online operations seeking to expose cartel activities then that makes them and other anti-cartel bloggers in Mexico much higher profile targets than before.

Anonymous is not an organization. It's important to remember, it is a loose association of individuals. It's not the group itself then, but the individuals involved, who become targets of the cartels."

http://www.stratfor.com/analysis/20111101-dispatch-implications-online-tactics-against-mexican-cartels

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A member of anonymous has been captured. video here on cnn

http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/bestoftv/2011/11/03/exp-nr-anonymous-v-zetas-mpg.cnn#/video/bestoftv/2011/11/03/exp-nr-anonymous-v-zetas-mpg.cnn


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#2 Animatronic64
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Which is why I said in another topic that they have balls for even attempting this. It's one of the best ways to put your life at risk.

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#3 DocDelicious
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At least someones doing something about it. Ad I'd be willing to bet they can find out a lot more than the government lol.
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#4 Meat_Wad_Fan
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It kinda hilarious and scary at the same time. Mexican anonymous members aren't taking part because they are too scared. I wonder if we are going to start seeing headless nerds on the news

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This is going to make a great movie!
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#6 JML897
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And this is why you don't go after a big drug cartel if you're just a computer geek. You end up with your head strapped to a turtle in the desert.
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#7 kris9031998
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lol, Anonymous will destroy the hackers. Maybe not the cartel, but the hackers are screwed.
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#8 pspdseagle
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That sucks, their are some pretty nasty people out there.
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#9 markop2003
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I wonder how many of those hackers for hire groups actually support anon. I'ld bet the people behind their more elaborate hacks are people from other hacking groups just going under the anon name.
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#10 TheHighWind
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Yeah, I wouldn't want to mess with those guys.

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lol, Anonymous will destroy the hackers. Maybe not the cartel, but the hackers are screwed.kris9031998
How so? These are professional hackers. Anonymous are just a bunch of nerds with to much time on their hands

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Where can I get tickets for this?, it sounds exciting

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#13 Meat_Wad_Fan
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[QUOTE="kris9031998"]lol, Anonymous will destroy the hackers. Maybe not the cartel, but the hackers are screwed.toast_burner

How so? These are professional hackers. Anonymous are just a bunch of nerds with to much time on their hands

Also all these hired hackers would need to do is track down just a few members of anonymous. After the cartel decapitates a few anonymous members I think the rest would be too scared to do anything to retaliate.

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Geeks vs Gangs: Rated R.

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take that for hacking the psn a-holes xD
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#17 branketra
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What a surprise. They have money and there are people who will take it from them.
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#18 WSGRandomPerson
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I find this kind of funny.
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#19 Kcube
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Annon will destroy those hackers the druggies hire.
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#20 BiscuitCruiser
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inb4thecartelshirespacenazistokillanon

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#21 lancea34
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Hackers vs. Hackers... Would be pretty funny if they hire lulzsec to do the job. :P

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#22 deactivated-5fc147aeeb0aa
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Think about it Anon. All they have to do is find out where you live and next thing you know they will breach the basement door in your mom's house looking for you.

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#23 Mr_Cumberdale
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Are they scared at all? If I was in anon, I'd be pretty spooked right now because those guys are very mean. :P
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#24 Bluski
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I smell a major sell out. Anonymous vs. (a newly formed) Los Anonymous Zetas.

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This is amazing. :D

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#26 tocool340
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Anonymous should just expose their leaders then. If their leaders go down, most likely, funds will be cut and they will have no way to go after Anonymous heads. Well, at least that what Anonymous should hope...
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#27 Masculus
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This is lolworthy. They better sleep with one eye open.

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cyber war!!!!
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i saw this coming immediately considering cartels have mass amounts of $$$ to pay off people to find the hackers

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#30 achilles614
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This is great I can't wait to see what happens from this. Those anon guys be crazy.
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Mexican Cartel out here winning as usual
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#32 Heroldp813
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And this is why you don't go after a big drug cartel if you're just a computer geek. You end up with your head strapped to a turtle in the desert. JML897

Breaking Bad FTW!!!!

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I'm looking forward to the beheading videos online! :P...
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#34 The-Tree
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And this is why you don't go after a big drug cartel if you're just a computer geek. You end up with your head strapped to a turtle in the desert. JML897

I see what you did there.

This is a funny and scary situation all at the same time. I wonder how it'll play out.

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#35 gameguy6700
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Considering most of the guys taking part in this are from the US or other parts of the world, and that the cartels really only have reach within Mexico, I don't see anon being in too much danger. Not to mention that if they did attack citizens of other countries in other countries, the consequences would be pretty severe.
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#36 soulless4now
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This is going to be a rather interesting turn of events.

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#37 starfox15
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Considering most of the guys taking part in this are from the US or other parts of the world, and that the cartels really only have reach within Mexico, I don't see anon being in too much danger. Not to mention that if they did attack citizens of other countries in other countries, the consequences would be pretty severe.gameguy6700

I was going to post something similar to this. The cartel would have to have a station wherever anonymous members came up. That in itself would be an almost impossible task, but even if they did somehow find out the members names and attacked them, they'd be pretty much destroyed by interpol.

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#38 chaoscougar1
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Should have stayed with taking down Facebook
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#39 martinX3X
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and so...the cyber wars begin....

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#40 Pikdum
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Think about it Anon. All they have to do is find out where you live and next thing you know they will breach the basement door in your mom's house looking for you.

sherman-tank1

I know its a joke but I highly doubt they can do anything. Anon members are spread all over the world. The Cartel is in Mexico.

Anon still has balls to do this though.

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#41 Big_Bad_Sad
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I'd love to see the faces on some of the kids if a gang of Mexicans knocked on their door.
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#42 bobcheeseball
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I'd love to see the faces on some of the kids if a gang of Mexicans knocked on their door.Big_Bad_Sad
Somehow I don't think they'd be knocking on their door.
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#43 mexicangordo
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This is a pretty big deal. Its kinda scary to be honest.

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#44 Victorious_Fize
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I think the government will interfere...
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#45 mexicangordo
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I think the government will interfere...Victorious_Fize
It is simply not that easy. If the government had hardly any effect when they attacked other organizations including BART and Sony, I doubt they will interfere with this.

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#46 Victorious_Fize
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[QUOTE="Victorious_Fize"]I think the government will interfere...mexicangordo

It is simply not that easy. If the government had hardly any effect when they attacked other organizations including BART and Sony, I doubt they will interfere with this.

Yeah, I felt that some of the hackers might not have the enough derive yet to seek refuge from the authorities out of their (possibly) criminalizing record. But, it's either jail, or death.

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#47 bbkkristian
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They probably just put their own lives in danger by attacking the cartel... but I do wish them to be safe despite what they have done in the past.
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#48 supa_badman
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Oh wow. No joke.

If one of the Mexican gangsters get even one of them, let alone THINK someone's anonymous, they're probably dead. :? All the best to Anon... Any blood would be on their hands.

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#49 mingmao3046
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i actually support the cartels as long as they dont kill any innocents they stop at nothing to deliver their product to the customer free market capitalism at its finest
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#50 ThomasMaster
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Without taking sides here, the Drug Cartel played it smart and leveled things up.

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