The international network of computer hackers, proclaimed by some to be "hacktivists," have picked a new target. In a new video release, a Spanish-speaker claiming to represent the organization has threatened the Zeta Mexican drug cartel to release one hacker kidnapped from a street protest in the Mexican state of Veracruz, or Anonymous will publish the identities and addresses of the syndicate's associates and businesses. These associates include everyone corroborating with the cartel from corrupt police to taxi drivers. The Houston Chronicle reports on the video warning:
"'You made a huge mistake by taking one of us. Release him,' says a masked man in a video posted online on behalf of the group, Anonymous.
'We cannot defend ourselves with a weapon … but we can do this with their cars, homes, bars, brothels and everything else in their possession,' says the man, who is wearing a suit and tie.
'It won't be difficult; we all know who they are and where they are located,' says the man, who underlines the group's international ties by speaking Spanish with the accent of a Spaniard while using Mexican slang."
The video closes with "If anything happens to him, you sons of (expletive) will always remember this upcoming November 5:"
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The take down of the Mexican cartel known for drug-trafficking and violence would come shortly after the Anonymous breach of the "Freedom Hosting" server. Earlier in the month Anonymous revealed the account details of 1,589 users of the explicit database and disabled over 40 child pornography websites.