. . . “Politically motivated hackers, or hacktivists, have been around for some time,” says Darren Hayes, computer information systems program chairman at Pace University in New York. “In 2008, during the Russia-Georgia conflict in Ossetia, Russian hackers were allegedly responsible for attacks on the Georgian president’s website, and also on government Twitter accounts. Closer to home, we have seen hacktivists – most notably Anonymous, AntiSec and LulzSec – launching attacks on government agencies and corporations in support of political causes.”
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