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Veracruz, Mexico

Hackers threaten cartel: The hacker group Anonymous is threatening to expose those who collaborate with Los Zetas drug cartel unless the group releases a kidnapped “hacktivist.” Anonymous said one of its members had been taken hostage in Veracruz, where Los Zetas is based, sometime in October. “You have made a great mistake taking one of us. Free him,” the group warned in a video posted online. It said that if he is not released within a week, it will reveal the names and addresses of police officers who work for Los Zetas. Hackers have already struck a website dedicated to promoting Gustavo Rosario, a former Tabasco state attorney general, replacing the page’s text with the words “Gustavo Rosario is a Zeta.”

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