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.

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