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What is Hacktivism ?

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Today on k4linux we gonna talk about Hacktivism! In our series of penetration testing cours, you must know all terms and definitions and types of hackers to introduce this domains… many articles about penetration testing and hacking will be shared soon, keep connected with k4linux and support us.

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What is Hacktivism ?

Hacktivism is the act of hacking, or breaking
into a computer system, for a politically or socially motivated purpose.
The individual who performs an act of hacktivism is said to be a hacktivist.

Form Of Hacktivism :


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Wikipedia is always a good source of definitions for technology-related issues. Its categorizes Hacktivism to differences categories:

Website Mirroring: It is a technique that copies the content of a censored website and
posts it to other domains and subdomains that are not censored.
Anonymous blogging: a method of speaking out to a wide audience about
human rights issues, government oppression, etc. that utilizes various
web tools such as IP masking, and blogging software to preserve a high level of anonymity.
 Political hacking: Many targets of hacktivist groups are of a more overtly political nature. During the 2013 Zimbabwean election, hacktivist group Anonymous Africa attacked and closed down 50 websites, including those associated with the ruling Zanu PF party. 

 Most Famous Group of Hacktivism:

Two of the most widely known groups are Anonymous and LulzSec.

Anonymous : has participated in a great number of online projects such as Operation: Pay Back Is a Bitch and Operation: Safe Winter. A great number of their projects have been for a charitable cause.

LulzSec : The group has (allegedly) disbanded and some of its members arrested. Nevertheless, given the disparate structure of these organisations and the transient nature of their members, it is unlikely that all the members have been caught. group that claimed responsibility for several high profile attacks, including the compromise of user accounts from Sony Pictures in 2011. The group also claimed responsibility for taking the CIA website offline.

Mr.Robot :

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Mr. Robot is an American drama–thriller television series which tells the story of a cybersecurity engineer and hacker his name is Elliot Alderson, he joined a group of hacktivists. The group aims to cancel all debts by attacking the large corporation E Corp.

Elliot Alderson, its a young man living in New York City, who works at the cyber security company Allsafe as a security engineer. Constantly struggling with social anxiety disorder and clinical depression, Elliot’s thought process seems heavily influenced by paranoia and delusion. He connects to people by hacking them, which often leads him to act as a cyber-vigilante.

“hacktivism promotes anti-crime , anti-war , and anti-terrorism”

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