[ hak-tuh-viz-uh m ]
/ ˈhæk təˌvɪz əm /
the practice of gaining unauthorized access to a computer system and carrying out various disruptive actions as a means of achieving political or social goals: In this form of hacktivism, the hacker tries to alter or deface a government website.
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Related formshack·tiv·ist, hac·tiv·ist, noun, adjective
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Examples from the Web for hacktivist
The hacktivist group Anonymous wants to enter the world of journalism, in Anonymous fashion, of course.
But the Lizard Squad was able to get one thing done: Piss off Anonymous, the best known of the hacktivist collectives.
British Dictionary definitions for hacktivist
/ (ˈhæktɪvɪst) /
informal a person who breaks into a computer system in order to pursue a political or social aim
Derived Formshacktivism, noun
Word Origin for hacktivist
C21: blend of hacker and activist
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