hactivist

hacktivism

[hak-tuh-viz-uhm]
noun
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; hack1 (in the computer sense) + (ac)tivism

hacktivist, hactivist, noun, adjective
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