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A decade since 'the year of the hacktivist', online protests look set to return

By Vasileios Karagiannopoulos, Reader in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity, University of Portsmouth
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Many of us vaguely remember the word “hacktivism” from a decade ago. This was a time before serious ransomware attacks dominated current cybersecurity concerns, when certain hacking techniques were being used to send political messages to governmental and corporate entities.

Hacktivism has since retreated


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