Hacktivism Analysis

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Hacktivism is the act of hacking, or breaking into a computer system, for a politically or socially motivated purposes.The phrase “Hacktivism” originated in 1996 by a hacktivist grouped named “Cult of the Dead Cow” (Denning, 2015, para. 5). Over the last few years, computer hacking has transitioned from being a small collective of computer enthusiast, into huge political platform.The first politically motivated hacking attack has been dated as far as 1987 (Dreyfus, 1997, p.2). This platform has helped give people who use the internet a voice. Which ultimately helped created the first state of the internet. Although there is the deviant percent who do abuse their technical abilities for they own benefit.
The hacktivist movement is made up of
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If passed this act would give local government the power to block access to entire internet as well as censoring content.This caused an uproar in the cyber computer because it would have allowed censorship all over the internet. On January 18, 2012, the cyber community responded by causing an internet blackout. Hacktivist shutdown senate.gov, paypal and any other communities who supported SOPA. This gained more momentum when multinational technology companies such as Google, Facebook, Apple, etc joined in by coordinating service …show more content…
Emile Durkheim 's theory which implies that crime serves a function in society. Crime is a very potent way to bring in acts of social change. Which is why hacktivism is such a big part of the computer hacking realm. Most computer hacking attacks are the cause of the governmental secrecy and human rights violation involving people from all over the world inside and outside of the interwebs. When a collective of society challenges the social norms by committing crime,such as these hacktivism groups. Their beliefs will help bring in the collective change.
When you have people from all over the globe, fighting for cyber and social rights, it can potentially bring down a government. While many people take streets trying to protect the freedom for free information. Hacktivist are fighting a constant war against censorship laws, speaking from my own experience. They are participating in the first cyber revolution. Computer hacking has become more than just tinkering with machine, it has become and idea (Heinzen,Picciano, 2008, p

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