Anonymous and the Real World Implications of 'Hacktivism'

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With hangings, beheadings and mass murders, drug cartels have created a culture of fear in Mexico, which extends even to the Internet.  In a recent YouTube video, a masked figure recently accused the Zetas cartel of kidnapping a member of Anonymous, threatening to reveal the names of civilians involved with Los Zetas if that person wasn't released. Was the cyber-collective called "Anonymous" practicing vigilante justice or an elaborate hoax? We hear more about Anonymous and Internet security.

 

 

 

Credits

Guests:
Damien Cave - New York Times - @damiencave, Quinn Norton - Wired - @quinnnorton, Dave Marcus - McAfee Labs, Cole Stryker - writer

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Caitlin Shamberg, Katie Cooper