Definition of hacktivism
: computer hacking (as by infiltration and disruption of a network or website) done to further the goals of political or social activism Some even speculate that the recent break-in to Microsoft's source code—a serious breach of security—was not industrial espionage but hacktivism. — The San Francisco Chronicle … instruments such as information warfare, cultural manipulation and social media hacktivism being used to achieve foreign policy goals without the use of direct force.— Dominic Nicholls
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