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Hacktivism, a word that combines the dual elements of "hack" and "activism" inhabits a grey area between legitimate protest, social media lobbying and cybercrime. Hacktivists typically need to persuade a lot of people to join if they want to carry out successful hack attacks. Examples of hacktivist organisations are Anonymous and LulzSec.


hacktivism in the news

In September 2012 Apple faced a major embarrassment on the eve of the launch of its new iPhone when hackers published sensitive...