The new age of hacktivism
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Jen Olson   
Hacks/Cracks Politicians may not pander to them and experts may discount their opinions, but online vandals are getting the message out about what they think is important: Increasingly, that's politics. On the eve of the U.S. elections, vandals defaced the home pages . . . Politicians may not pander to them and experts may discount their opinions, but online vandals are getting the message out about what they think is important: Increasingly, that's politics. On the eve of the U.S. elections, vandals defaced the home pages of the Republican National Committee, placing a spirited pro-Gore diatribe in its place. The Democratic National Committee said its site was subjected to repeated attacks. The defacements followed a spate of similar online graffiti posted by pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian activists over the past month.

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