The return of the hacktivists

Hacktivism is the use of hacking to spread a political message, and it has experienced a resurgence in the last year. Although hacktivism died down after the crackdown on Anonymous (one of the largest hacktivist groups), one of its founding members has returned. Motivated by a feeling of personal responsibility for the current political climate (stemming from the group’s previous actions), Aubrey Cottle mounted a hack against domain provider and alt-right haven Epik, exposing 220GB of user data, including names, addresses, and credit card numbers. Read full article here

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