Author: John Dilley

The States with the Most Hacktivism Incidents

What does political hacking look like in the US? With the fall election fervor at full volume, we looked at a quieter way people influence elections—hacktivism. Using 2017 FBI crime reports, we discovered the states where hacktivism may play a role in the 2018 elections. What is hacktivism? Hacktivism is hacking for the sake of activism. It involves someone illegally accessing digital information for a political or social cause. Political activism is nothing new, but taking it online via covert tactics changes the game. The hacktivist community claims to rally around fighting online censorship. But some question the validity...

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