Mexico gangsters have beheaded a 4th internet blogger by the name of Rascatripas (or Belly Scratcher) who was involved in moderating a blog called En Vivo, which posted news of criminal activities of the Zetas, a Mexican narcotics and extortion gang.
Recently a person said to be a member of Anonymous, has posted a video on YouTube claiming that the Zetas had kidnapped another Anonymous member.. threatening Zetas to return the victim unharmed or Anonymous will publish identities of Zetas and details of their protectors, in government and business.
Rumours of it being a possible hoax, have paralleled Anonymous publicising to drop the threat, due to the danger it posed to innocent lives.. although with comments like “wait and see” and more recently “expect us”, the jury is out.
Also, Police arrested two people in southern Veracruz state in September for posting rumors on Twitter about impending gangster attacks on schools. Following this Veracruz’s governor introduced a bill that would have outlawed such postings for “disturbing the public tranquility.” The bill was later dropped and the Twitter users released.
Gang sends message with blogger beheading
By Dudley Althaus, Houston Chronicle, 10 November 2011
http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Blogger-murdered-and-beheaded-in-Nuevo-Laredo-2260814.php – (Full Article) – last access 12 November 2011
Anonymous – Operation Zetas Hunt
TheAnonMessage, Youtube, posted 7 November 2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lpJJgVfJD8 – (Video) – last access 12 November 2011
‘Hackers’ threaten Mexican drug cartel in YouTube film
BBC News Technology, 31 Ocotber 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15520912 – (Full Article) – last access 12 November 2011
Anonymous Veracruz message to ZETA – English Mirror
lesleyblooddotcom, Youtube, posted 29 October 2011.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJORGO1Q2VY – (English Translated Video) – last access 12 November 2011