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hacktivism

[hak-tuh-viz-uh m] /ˈhæk təˌvɪz əm/
noun
1.
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.
Also, hactivism.
Origin
1995-2000
1995-2000; hack1 (in the computer sense) + (ac)tivism
Related forms
hacktivist, hactivist, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hacktivist

hacktivist

/ˈhæktɪvɪst/
noun
1.
(informal) a person who breaks into a computer system in order to pursue a political or social aim
Derived Forms
hacktivism, noun
Word Origin
C21: blend of hacker and activist
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