Hacktivism is the use of technology to promote a political or social agenda. For instance, hacktivists employ a variety of methods, such as vandalizing websites, blocking access to services, and deploying malicious software.
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- Hacktivism is a type of activism that uses hacking to further a political or social cause.
- Hacktivists may use hacking to gain access to sensitive information, disrupt websites or systems, or spread their message through the use of digital media.
- While some hacktivists act alone, others work together in groups such as Anonymous and LulzSec.
- Hacktivism can be seen as a form of cyberterrorism and has been denounced by many governments and organizations.
"Amateurs hack systems, professionals hack people."
-- Bruce Schneier, a renown computer security professional