Anti-technology group attacks university researchers

The attacks already have spurred some universities to take extra security precautions.

An anti-technology group calling itself “Individuals Tending Toward the Savage” (translated) was responsible for a package bomb that injured two university professors just outside Mexico City, a state prosecutor said Aug. 9. The group reportedly is responsible for other attacks in Europe, leading to speculation that it might target U.S. universities, too.

Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office announced that a suspicious envelope presumably containing explosives also was found at Mexico’s National Polytechnical Institute on Aug. 9, though it didn’t detonate.

The office has opened investigations into both incidents, it said in a statement.…Read More