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Re: [alpha] INSIGHT-MEXICO-Anonymous kidnapping-US711

Released on 2012-03-02 01:00 GMT

Email-ID 2794652
Date 2011-11-11 13:59:34
We discussed the Anonymous case with our hacker buddies yesterday. They
were surprised that the FBI hasn't taken advantage of this situation to
generate chaos within the cartel community by using the Anonymous moniker
to start to publish cartel leadership info.

On 11/10/11 1:27 PM, Marc Lanthemann wrote:

Source Code: US711
SOURCE DESCRIPTION: US Law enforcement Agent with Border Liaison
ITEM CREDIBILITY: D (source isn't able to confirm either way but this is
his take)

I have just one question about this anonymous hacker being kidnapped
article down below. If the hacker was anonymous then how could he/she
be kidnapped as no one would know who he/she was, because he/she was
anonymous. If he/she was kidnapped then he/she was not anonymous,
because someone knew who he/she was to kidnap him/her in the first
place. It is anonymous who is announcing the release of this kidnapped
victim and not the Zetas. I do not think the Zetas would release a
kidnapping victim anyway not under such threats. If they did they
already know who anonymous is as I am certain they would have
interrogated the anonymous victim before letting him/her go. This is
why I do not even believe there was a kidnapping in the first place. If
the Zetas can find out who anonymous is so can the Mexican and U.S.
Governments. The Zetas are not that good above what the U.S. and
Mexican Governments can do. Yep I think the kidnapping was a hoax.

Mexican Drug Cartel Frees Kidnapped Anonymous Hacker
November 10, 2011 10:55 AM EST

Anonymous Takes On Mexican Drug Cartel After Kidnapping of Hacker

The unidentified hacker, who was kidnapped by the Zetas in the eastern
Mexican port of Veracruz, was freed before the Nov. 5 deadline set by
Anonymous, the Mexican TV station Televisa reported Wednesday. An
Anonymous member using the nickname @anohispano announced the release of
the kidnapped hacker on Twitter.

Mexican authorities, who have no verification of the kidnapping, had no

The Anonymous in Mexico announced on a YouTube video last month its
demand that Zetas release the kidnapped member warning that failing to
do so will force hackers to reveal online the names of "taxi drivers,
journalists and police officers" serving the violent drug trafficking
group known for displaying the bodies of its executed victims in public.

In the "Anonymous Veracruz" video, which the U.S. security consultancy
Stratfor released, according to Courier Mail, a hacker wearing the mask
of Guy Fawkes, spoke in Spanish threatening retaliation against the
Zetas if the kidnapped hacker is not released.

Stratfor warned on Oct. 28 that "loss of life will be a certain
consequence if Anonymous releases the identities of individuals
cooperating with cartels," according to the blog "eats shoots n' leaves
by Richard Brenneman citing a report from The Guardians.

Stratfor said the drug trafficking gang had hired security experts to
track down the hackers and kidnap, hurt or kill them.

The Guardians report also said that some Anonymous members disagree with
the plan to expose collaborators of the Zetas while others claim that
the kidnapping was a hoax.

Jennifer Richmond
w: 512-744-4324
c: 512-422-9335