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Source: SF Tech - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hacks/Cracks ... more and more hackers are using their tricks to spread socially conscious messages, security experts say. The trend -- dubbed "hacktivism" -- has shown up in a number of recent incidents: -- On Election Day, a Democrat hacked the Republican . . . ... more and more hackers are using their tricks to spread socially conscious messages, security experts say. The trend -- dubbed "hacktivism" -- has shown up in a number of recent incidents: -- On Election Day, a Democrat hacked the Republican National Committee Web page and replaced its text with an endorsement of Vice President Al Gore.

-- Hackers affiliated with Palestinian and Israeli groups have been attacking one another's Web sites for weeks. In a particularly severe incident, a pro-Muslim hacker in Pakistan stole the credit card numbers of members of a U.S. pro-Israel lobbying group and posted them on the group's Web page for all to see.

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