Never mind Facebook.
Forget about Westboro Baptists.
They’re are all minor little irritants that hacker group anonymous takes on when they are bored and need to have a little bit of fun. However when anonymous gets serious they sure don’t mess around as evidenced by their most recently announced target.
It seems that an anonymous supporter in Mexico was kidnapped by a Mexican drug cartel, and well, this isn’t sitting too well with the larger Anonymous group as a whole. In fact Anonymous has let it be known that if they Zetas Cartel doesn’t release their compatriot the hackavist group will start publishing the names, address, and other personal information of all the Zetas Cartel members as well as politicians, cops, and military members who are bought and paid for by the cartel.
They say everyone from taxi drivers to businesses that fronts for the cartel will be revealed on the web and as the spokesman for the group says in a recently posted Spanish speaking video – it won’t be hard as we already know who they are and where they are located.
As Mike Vigil, a retired head of international operations for the DEA said following this announcement – the Zetas Cartel needs to take Anonymous seriously because by publishing the names they identify the Zetas Cartel members to rivals and they will go after them.
It’ll be interesting to see if anything really will come of this as one group with no guns but the power of the web takes on some of the nastiest people on the planet to carry a gun, or three.
Here is the Spanish speaking video put out by Anonymous.