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Hacker

A person who infiltrates a computer system, usually in order to gather information. A hacker finds a way past the system's protocols. Some hackers do this simply for the thrill, though many others hack for nefarious purposes. For example, a hacker may be hired by a company or government to conduct espionage on a competitor or enemy. Other hackers freelance in order to find things like credit card numbers to facilitate identity theft and other crimes. However, the word is not always used in a negative context.
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In light of the ubiquity of online personal data and its evidentiary power, we examine the chain of action that begins with the information management of hacktivist identity, its performative and practice-oriented disclosure, its eventual unmasking by investigators or rivals, and finally, the hactivist's bodily capture and internment by state actors.
Does Hacktivist have any special surprises in mind for the festival?
For a band less than two years old, Hacktivist have had a pretty hectic career thus far.
Unlike the inner circle of WikiLeaks, Olson's book chronicles the rise of a hacktivist collective that is now more like a social cyber movement.
The cyber attack seriously undermined the country's image by alternating the websites of symbolic government organizations, such as the presidential office, and caused confusion in identifying the attackers by assuming the identity of the hacktivist group Anonymous," the ministry said in a press release.
Jihadist cyber attacks also trail those of better known hacktivist groups such as Anonymous or LulzSec, both in terms of the volume of attacks, sophistication, and impact.
The hacktivist group, whose members have never been identified, said it will launch cyberattacks on dozens of Korean websites on Tuesday, the 63th anniversary of the outbreak of the 1950-53 Korean War.
Summary: Reporters Without Borders is calling for explanations from a Californian Web security company after a hacktivist group discovered 34 of its servers were being used by the Syrian government, potentially to spy on Internet users.
Hackers working under the name of the Anonymous hacktivist collective hit a U.
Hacktivist groups like Anonymous and LulzSec weren't responsible for the most data breaches in 2011.
The announcement from the force came as a recording said to be a "prank call" to MI6 was uploaded on YouTube, attributed to hacktivist group TeaMp0isoN.
13 -- The hacktivist responsible for exposing the source code for a leading antivirus product, as well as posting documents that showed the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) was possibly breached, has provided security blog, Infosec Island with evidence that Indian government operatives have successfully infiltrated other sensitive US government networks.