Anonymous attacking Mexican web sites

Anonymous is apparently not finished yet with its new cyber attack campaign on web sites. Reuters reports that the latest victims in its hacking spree are three government web sites based in Mexico. The specific web sites are operated by the Interior Ministry, the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies in Mexico.

Anonymous apparently launched a denial of service attack that disabled the sites for a number of hours on Friday. In a message posted on YouTube, the hacker group said the attacks were to protests Mexican laws relating to file sharing. The message states, "We demand the Mexican government not continue with this law because they will take away our freedom of speech and file sharing."

Anonymous began its latest series of cyber attacks last week, after the Megaupload file sharing web site was shut down by US government officials and a number of the site's team members were arrested on piracy charges. So far the attacks have affected the official web sites of the Department of Justice and the FBI along with the Federal Trade Commission's online security site.

It has also taken credit for shutting down a number of web sites based in Ireland.

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netsendjoe said,
i dont like mexicans either. they take our women and our jobs...
How terrible! It's not like they're also human or anything.

just shows they are just a bunch of little school page children who dont know a thing or two about life. One of these days they will all be caught..

CMG_90 said,
just shows they are just a bunch of little school page children who dont know a thing or two about life. One of these days they will all be caught..
What is it that they don't know about life? You seem to know...

Orange Battery said,
Still covering Anonymous? Starting to feel Neowin has some connection, that or there is no news.

They're gonna rename Neowin to Anonwin.

Orange Battery said,
Still covering Anonymous? Starting to feel Neowin has some connection, that or there is no news.
How dare Neowin report on tech-related news! Who do they think they are?

Sad to say he is right, in the U.S. not much about Mexico as a modern society . Like we talk about Japan or china.

Cask1 said,

Great way to show the world how ignorant you are.

Most people Zeta whats a zeta??? Thought they were CriPs or Bloods?? Not much is said about where the drugs came from, or that they own banks. If you control banks you control cities if not the country itself. For instance racist groups were said to be moderniosing, then news outlets go quiet?? Leaves people scared or worried for monetary reason?? I am sure most Americans as well as other UN nations would rather you were through then sparse or vague about serious issues as such.

Edited by Erik Ryans, Jan 28 2012, 7:23pm :

Erik Ryans said,
Sad to say he is right, in the U.S. not much about Mexico as a modern society . Like we talk about Japan or china.

Most people Zeta whats a zeta??? Thought they were CriPs or Bloods?? Not much is said about where the drugs came from, or that they own banks. If you control banks you control cities if not the country itself. For instance racist groups were said to be moderniosing, then news outlets go quiet?? Leaves people scared or worried for monetary reason?? I am sure most Americans as well as other UN nations would rather you were through then sparse or vague about serious issues as such.

WTF???

What the hell is that?

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Why dont they take up their initial attempt at fighting The Zetas drug cartel and make a real difference? Oh wait...because it actually involves some sort of risk...

TheReasonIFailed said,
Why dont they take up their initial attempt at fighting The Zetas drug cartel and make a real difference? Oh wait...because it actually involves some sort of risk...

How would you fight the drug cartel though? They have too much power and sway over in Mexico. They don't use the internet for things of any use. And their tactics seem to always be hurting innocents when anything hits them.
The only real way to fight them, is for the governments around the world to legalize drugs to bring their profits of the black market to nothing. Sure, they might find other ways, but cutting off the drug profits would be the biggest and hardest blow to them. This isn't a fight that Anon can do anything about. It is something brought about by the laws and peoples desire for highs.

shakey said,

How would you fight the drug cartel though? They have too much power and sway over in Mexico. They don't use the internet for things of any use. And their tactics seem to always be hurting innocents when anything hits them.
The only real way to fight them, is for the governments around the world to legalize drugs to bring their profits of the black market to nothing. Sure, they might find other ways, but cutting off the drug profits would be the biggest and hardest blow to them. This isn't a fight that Anon can do anything about. It is something brought about by the laws and peoples desire for highs.


legalize drugs? haha, if the US would legalize drugs, people wont be able to live with it, so many junkies will be everywhere. I see people here constantly from other countries using drugs as its 'legal' here. But they just don't know how to handle it and thats NOT a good thing, here we're raised with it, know the pro's, cons and are tought how to use it if you decide to use it. Major difference. Besides I wouldnt go legalize heroin, cocaine and that junk. As thats the drugs those mexican kartels work with
Educate people better on using drugs IF they decide to use it will be a FAR greater impact then to 'just' legalize it.

Shadowzz said,

legalize drugs? haha, if the US would legalize drugs, people wont be able to live with it, so many junkies will be everywhere. I see people here constantly from other countries using drugs as its 'legal' here. But they just don't know how to handle it and thats NOT a good thing, here we're raised with it, know the pro's, cons and are tought how to use it if you decide to use it. Major difference. Besides I wouldnt go legalize heroin, cocaine and that junk. As thats the drugs those mexican kartels work with
Educate people better on using drugs IF they decide to use it will be a FAR greater impact then to 'just' legalize it.
Uh, well yeah - just like they do with alcohol and tobacco. Just because you legalize something doesn't mean everyone's going to start using it. It's not like these drugs are difficult to get hold of anyway.

And you wouldn't legalize heroin, cocaine etc. because that's what the drug cartels work with? What? Is that not the whole point of legalizing it? lol...

Educating people doesn't do anything to get rid of the drug cartels, because people are still gonna use it, legal or not. However, if it was legalized, then there's no reason for anyone to give these their guys money.

If it can be sold legally then it can be taxed, and the taxes can be used to pay for the extra education and health services, as can all the money currently spent on tracking down drug dealers and related crimes.

TheReasonIFailed said,
Why dont they take up their initial attempt at fighting The Zetas drug cartel and make a real difference? Oh wait...because it actually involves some sort of risk...

I second that. Zetas have gone too far, they should do whatever they can with their power to stop Zetas one way or the other. Bringing down websites that not even us mexicans use doesn't mean anything.