Hacktivist

What does hacktivist mean?

Hacker activist

Hacktivist is a hacker activist. The term combines "hacker" and "activist" and refers to a person that wants to use his or her hacking abilities for a good cause.

Two examples of hacktivist tactics include uncovering fraud and blackmailing politicians. The hacktivist term has risen in popularity as more of the world has gone online.

Example

The hacktivist said that he was going to try to make the emails available to the public.
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Updated July 7, 2016

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