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hacktivist

(HACKer acTIVIST) A person who demonstrates against a company or government agency by malicious technological means. Examples are causing a website to fail or slow down, or breaking into a computer system to obtain unauthorized information. In 2011, after MasterCard, Visa and PayPal cut off service to Wikileaks, hacktivists set up denial of service attacks against their websites. Hacktivists promote free availability of information on the Internet and may protest when actions inhibit this freedom. See hacker, Silk Road and denial of service attack.
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However hacktivists have taken advantage of the deal by creating a pirate copy of the app which looks and acts exactly like the real one but has the potential to send sensitive information about the infected device to an external server every time the phone restarts.
High-profile hacktivist groups have also changed the landscape by drawing a line between attacks for personal gain and attacks meant to send a message.
A statement from the hacktivist group said: "We have been patiently observing your organisation as you have [indoctrinated] our young with your criminal mindset.
are quite a few hacktivist groups to be honest, they are not doing it for money
Respondents indicate that the increased number of breaches perpetrated by hacktivists is altering in-place security programs.
The hacktivist group also claimed that pro-government hackers are attacking Turkish news websites.
In addition to the unauthorized posts made in memory of Swartz, hacktivist took down MIT.
UK members of the hacktivist group known as Anonymous have been sentenced to jail for their part in an attack on the websites of PayPal, Visa and others.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Members of the hacktivist collective Anonymous are demanding that a California police department remove an officer from the force after video has surfaced of the cop in question firing at a civilian 11 times at point-blank range.
Heavy make-up or a mask will also work, as will tilting your head at a 15-degree angle, which fools the software into thinking you do not have a face, according to an online guide produced by hacktivist group Anonymous.
Just days after hacking the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) website late Sunday evening and replacing it with a memorial for the recently deceased Internet activist Aaron Swartz, hacktivist collective Anonymous has extended its tribute to Swartz by pledging to protect his funeral against a planned protest by the Westboro Baptist Church.