This week’s topic is digital resistance and ‘hacktivism’.
The ongoing development of the internet has given everyone the idea that all information needs to be free and available for anyone.
Majority of us know that this isn’t the case. Upper-class organisations such as the government have several secrets protected by endless amounts of firewalls, which is where the concept of ‘hacktivism’ comes into play.
Hacktivism is the act of misusing a computer system or network for a socially or politically motivated reason. Individuals who perform hacktivism are known as hacktivists.
There are several motives behind the use of hacking but the most common reason is that these people believe in the freedom of information. Hackers do this so that people can decode the information into what they think is the right information and what is not.