Hacker Threatens Cartel Affiliates Over Kidnapping
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
We're also following a conflict between two very different groups that work outside the law: one traffics in narcotics, the other in information.
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
Members of the hacker group known as Anonymous posted a YouTube video this week. It's directed at a Mexican drug cartel. The drug traffickers allegedly kidnapped a member of Anonymous. Now the hacker group says if the prisoner is not freed, they will expose officials, police, and journalists who collaborate with the drug cartel.
MONTAGNE: Anonymous supporters disagree over whether to fight the group called the Zetas. The cartel is known for murdering its rivals and enemies, but the message from Anonymous gave a deadline of Saturday to free the captive, or, it says, it will begin unmasking those who allegedly work with the cartel.
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