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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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While Los Angeles has its infamous 'Crips' and 'Bloods,' China's hacktivist militia has organized into thousands of small groups with names like 'Green Army Corps,' 'the Crab Group' and even all-girl ensembles like 'Six Golden Flowers.' They work together to improve their skills, share tools and techniques, and inflame each other's nationalistic passions.
They are also fundamentally changing the cultures of modern newsrooms by integrating a culture of data sharing and openness brought over from the hacktivist community and informed by new technologies.
9, 2014, a hacktivist group called "Operation Ferguson" who claimed to be part of Anonymous protested the incident over the internet through a Twitter account and a website they set up for the purpose.
The hacktivist group has already carried out cyber attacks against the website for ISIS's Amaq news agency and exposed a 2,000 email subscriber list.
"Internet users around the world are conflicted on the role of hacktivist groups like Anonymous.
The Verisign iDefense "2016 Cyberthreats and Trends Report" stated, "Hacktivism may experience a relative rejuvenation of collaborative hacktivist campaigning, following, comparatively speaking, a very quiet year in 2015."
Hacktivist group, Anonymous, has threatened global banks with 30 days of distributed denial-of-service attack disruptions.
Surrounded by the Cavalry, Mockingbird and biochemist Jemma Simmons, kick-butt hacktivist Quake--aka Daisy Johnson--is the leader of her own superpowered team.
India, March 18 -- Hacktivist group, Anonymous has followed through on their threats against Donald Trump and released his private information such as his phone number, Social Security number, and the address of his residence in Florida.
Hacktivist group Anonymous has said it is going to take on Islamic State.
In a video posted on YouTube# on Saturday, the hacktivist group Anonymous declared war against the "Islamic State." A man wearing a Guy Fawkes mask describes the jihadist militant group as "vermin" and vows to hunt them down.