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A short history of hactivism

The first act of hactivism was recorded in 1989. The Wank worm changed the login screen of many computers connected to DOE (Dept of Energy), HEPNET and NASA in a protest against nuclear armament. The screen read: “Worms against nuclear killers. Your system has been officially WANKed”.
According to, hactivism is the practice of gaining unauthorized access to a computer system and carrying out various disruptive actions as a means of achieving political or social goals. But when …

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