(ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) — The Internet has begun to resemble the America of the Old West as lawless gangs of hackers target major institutions and government sites around the world.

The hacker-gang Anonymous, which touts itself as a “hacktivist” group, reacted quickly to the US led shutdown of Megauploads and started hitting targets in revenge within minutes.

“We Anonymous are launching our largest attack ever on government and music industry sites,” Anonymous posted to Pastebin. “The FBI didn’t think they would get away with this did they? They should have expected us.”

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