If you didn't know, Anonymous is a self-styled hacktivist
collective with its members spread across the world.
Distinct types have also emerged; as Poteete notes: Alderson, the fictional hacker, is shown as joining a team of 'activist hackers', or hacktivists
are individuals who use computers and networks to achieve political objectives.
One citizen's hacktivist
is another's cyber terrorist, or so the new adage goes.
display guerilla warfare tactics in these attacks, repeatedly challenging the government and/or agency from remote locations, making attribution and prosecution difficult, if not impossible, for the protective agencies.
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.
Last week, hacktivists
fired the opening salvos in their war, bringing down up to 40,000 Turkish websites.
He said the "blistering array" of cybercrimes in 2014 was "a clear wake up call to boards", citing attacks on retailers' point-of-sales (PoS) systems, cyber-espionage and hacktivist
Monsegur, 30, directed hacktivist
Jeremy Hammond and other Anonymous affiliates to
Today, the discussions around mass surveillance, privacy, and data collection are ongoing and heated, and the reputation of so-called hacktivists
(people using computers and networks as a means of protest or action) is evolving.
Information security "guru" Mikko Hypponen, Chief Research Officer of F-Secure and best known in the industry as the man who led a team that tracked down the authors of the first PC virus, has revealed that the main sources of cyberattacks are criminals, hacktivists
Dubai: AnonGhost, a politically motivated group of hacktivists
, is planning to launch cyber attacks on energy companies globally, including Adnoc and Enoc in the UAE, on Friday for using the dollar in oil trades.