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Hacktivism’s reemergence explained: Data drops and defacements for social justice

26
Apr
2021
Hacktivism’s reemergence explained: Data drops and defacements for social justice

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At the end of February, a hacktivist who calls themself “JaXpArO and My Little Anonymous Revival Project” breached far-right social media platform Gab, pulling out 70 gigabytes of data from the backend databases.The attacker obtained user profiles, private posts, and chat messages written by users that include white supremacists, supporters of the QAanon movement, neo-Nazis, and conspiracy theorists, some of whom were associated with the Capitol Hill riot on January 6.

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