We have talked about the theological implications of hackers and how we as Christians should respond as well as the latest in security measures to prevent the future of hacking. But there is a whole world of hackers that have not been talked about.
For some, hacking is all about money or revenge.
For others, it is boredom or power, not necessarily about the hacking itself.
But the group that we will be looking at are the hactivists: hacking to do something good by preventing evil.
Here are some key points of hacktivists from the infographic below:
- The hacking can come from a series of efforts: trojans that enable backdoor entry, screenshots of folders, log keystrokes for passwords, or sending private IP info.
- Both businesses and governments are on the list to prevent evil and several successful attacks have happened.
- Hacktivists can be made up of different types: white hat people who try not to destroy the system to black hat hackers who are just fine with blunt and malicious hacks.
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What is your stance on “hacktivism”?