A simple definition of Hacktivism is: Hackotism is a process of social or political activity that involves violating and manipulating secure computer systems. Hackotism often goes against corporate or governmental goals. Individuals or groups who practice hectism are called hectivists.
- Hackotism involves breaking into a computer system and making changes that affect a person or organization.
- Targets from religious organizations to drug dealers and pedophiles.
- Some activists use hexism and open protest. Demonstrations against Wall Street and the Church of Scientology are examples.