Hacktivism is a form of civil disobedience to promote political or social change that uses hacking or other computer-based techniques. A form of Internet activism, hacktivists aim to question, provoke, and challenge governments, organizations, and companies who go against their moral position. Hacktivism motivations include revenge, political or social incentives, ideology, protest, a desire to embarrass specific organizations or individuals within those organizations, or sometimes sheer vandalism. There are many hacktivist groups worldwide, all working toward their purposes. Two well-known hacktivist groups include RedHack and Anonymous.
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