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Hacktivist (2)

noun; blending
Political activists working in cyberspace
 
There is no clear distinction to separate hacktivists from cyber-terrorists, but generally, hacktivists have a clear political agenda which they pursue. Their actions may be as mild as running websites supporting a cause and parodying their opponents or as 'violent' as hacking and sabotaging other websites to spread their ideologies.
Etymology : Blending of hack/hacker and activist
Source : Internet hacktivists operating under the label "Operation Payback" [caused] severe technological problems at the website for MasterCard, which pulled the plug on its relationship with WikiLeaks a day ago. - Yahoo News (December 8 2010)
Last modified: 9 December 2010


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