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MEXICO CITY — Police found a woman’s decapitated body in a Mexican border city on Saturday, alongside a handwritten sign saying she was killed in retaliation for her postings on a social networking site.
The gruesome killing may be the third so far this month in which people in Nuevo Laredo were killed by a drug cartel for what they said on the internet.
Morelos Canseco, the interior secretary of northern Tamaulipas state, where Nuevo Laredo is located, identified the victim as Marisol Macias Castaneda, a newsroom manager for the Nuevo Laredo newspaper Primera Hora.
MEXICO CITY, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) — Several Mexican official websites, including that of the Defense and Public Security Ministry, were out of service Thursday after attacks by a hacker group called Anonymous.
The ministry’s websites and those of several local governments went offline Thursday afternoon and could not be accessed so far.
“The website of the Defense Ministry is temporarily out of service and will be restored during the day,” a spokesman for the ministry said, without confirming whether it had been a target of cyber attack.
Meanwhile, the congress website of the country’s western state Nayarit, also could not be accessed, with a poster saying “offline service: maintenance.”
Anonymous, which has targeted financial and government websites around the world, said in its Twitter page that it would continue their website attacks during the celebration of Mexico’s independence day from Thursday to Friday this week.
The websites of several Mexican government ministries, including Defense and Public Security, went offline on Thursday, and a hacker group claimed responsibility.
The ministry websites as well as several local government sites went down early on Thursday afternoon and could still not be accessed.
A spokesman for the Mexican Defense Ministry said only that the website was experiencing technical difficulties.
Anonymous, a loosely knit group that has attacked financial and government websites around the world, said it orchestrated the shutdowns as part of what it termed OpIndependencia, but did not give a reason for its actions.
Thursday evening marks the anniversary of the start of Mexico’s fight for independence from Spain in 1810. It will be celebrated with a public holiday on Friday.