Hacktivism

What does hacktivism mean?

Hacker activism

Hacktivism means hacker activism. The term combines "hacker" and "activism" and refers to hackers that have a golden heart, meaning they do it for a noble purpose.

Hacktivism has become more prominent as most of the developed world has gone online and confidential information is readily available on the Internet. A hacktivist is usually a person that wants to use his or her hacking abilities for a good cause such as uncovering fraud and blackmailing politicians.

Example

"A lot of people have turned to hacktivism to uncover secrets.
Yeah some are going after the Manitowoc county to uncover emails between the authorities."
The Mr. Robot TV show is one of the most popular examples of hacktivism

The Mr. Robot TV show is one of the most popular examples of hacktivism

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Last Updated: July 7, 2016

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