A joint statement released by hacking groups Anonymous and LulzSec has dismissed warnings made by FBI assistant director Steve Chabinsky.
Referring to an article posted on NPR.org, in which Chabinsky stated: "We want to send a message that chaos on the Internet is unacceptable," the hacktivist cabal responded saying that, as long as governments continued lying to citizens with the collusion of corporations and corrupt lobbyists, the Web was fair game. Especially the bits of it controlled by the aforementioned.
"These governments and corporations are our enemy," reads the statement posted to Pastebin, "And we will continue to fight them, with all methods we have at our disposal, and that certainly includes breaking into their websites and exposing their lies."
Responding to Chabinsky's assertion that the FBI and other law enforcement agencies would "ensure that the World Wide Web does not become the Wild Wild West," the hackers responded, "When was the Internet not the Wild Wild West? Do you really believe you were in control of it at any point? You were not."
The full text of the missive is reproduced below and verbatim for your edification: