Five Things You Need To Know About Hacktivism

Not all cyber-attacks are financially motivated. In the modern day, an increasing number of digital attacks are carried out with the intent of delivering a message. The cyber-criminals behind such attacks — dubbed ‘hacktivists’ — are many and varied, and there are many shades of gray where their motivations are concerned. They’re not out for money, and they can be more persistent than even the greediest hacker. Of course, if your business is unlucky enough to find itself the target of a hacktivist, the ‘why’ of an attack doesn’t matter so much as the ‘how’ of mitigating it and coming through intact. In that regard, the first step is a better understanding of what hacktivists are and how they operate. […]

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