KoolSpan U: Weekly Word Wednesday – Hacktivism

In spirit of the recent government shutdown, we’ll outline the details of hacktivism this week. Political activists commit hacktivism when breaking into computer systems and social networks in order to protest or promote their individual political agendas. Hacktivism often materializes through site redirects, web defacement, virtual sit-ins, denial-of-service and typrosquatting.

 

The merits of hacktivists are fiercely debated as some argue that it allows for free speech and expression, while those owning the site or computer system that is hacked often counter the argument by saying that it is an invasion of private property.

 

KoolSpan’s encryption software through TrustGroups can combat hacktivists by allowing teams within an organization to establish a secure, mutually authenticated and encrypted connection that ensures continuity of security across communications and data infrastructure, including smartphones, iPhones, office network phones, tablets, laptops and PCs.