Definitions

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  • noun A person who engages in hacktivism.

Etymologies

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Blend of hack and activist

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

  • 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

  • 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."

    WalesOnline - Home

  • "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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • "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

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