Definitions

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  • n. A person who engages in hacktivism.

Etymologies

Blend of hack and activist (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Twitter acted swiftly to suspend the account of a so-called 'hacktivist' group which was suspected of gaining control of the official NBC News twitter account and posting messages claiming that another attack was underway at New York's Ground Zero.

    Twitter hackers spread Ground Zero attack scare before account suspension

  • Twitter acted swiftly to suspend the account of a so-called 'hacktivist' group which was suspected of gaining control of the

    The Guardian World News

  • Scotland Yard said in a statement: "The man arrested is believed to be linked to an ongoing international investigation into the criminal activity of the so-called 'hacktivist' groups Anonymous and LulzSec, and uses the online nickname 'Topiary' which is presented as the spokesperson for the groups."

    Evening Standard - Home

  • In the wake of the latest celebrity hacking allegations, some have started to assume celebrity photo leaks are the newest front in the so-called "hacktivist" wars, waged by big-name hacking rings such as Anonymous and LulzSec.

    CNN.com

  • Many technology professionals who have long warned about such security risks say so-called hacktivist groups like Anonymous, which publicize their attacks to make a point, are the least worrisome of the many potential intruders out there.

    NYT > Home Page

  • "The man arrested is believed to be linked to an ongoing international investigation into the criminal activity of the so-called 'hacktivist' groups Anonymous and LulzSec, and uses the online nickname 'Topiary' which is presented as the spokesperson for the groups."

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • The man arrested is believed to be linked to an ongoing international investigation in to the criminal activity of the so-called "hacktivist" groups Anonymous and LulzSec, and uses the online nickname "Topiary" which is presented as the spokesperson for the groups.

    Boing Boing

  • "The man arrested is believed to be linked to an ongoing international investigation into the criminal activity of the so-called 'hacktivist' groups Anonymous and LulzSec, and uses the online nickname 'Topiary,' which is presented as the spokesperson for the groups," Scotland Yard said in a statement.

    CNET News.com

  • But in the truly grand ecosystem of cybercriminals, LulzSec, Anonymous, AntiSec and other so-called "hacktivist" organizations are much more of a nuisance than a serious threat.

    CNN.com

  • There are several "hacktivist" groups devoted to thwarting the attempts of police states to monitor and control their citizens 'Internet access, but none of them really beats the speed and user friendliness of GIFC's most popular filter busters, FreeGate and UltraSurf.

    Up Against Tehran’s Firewall

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