Hacktivism: Definition, Examples, Threats & Solutions


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What is hacktivism?

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1. What organization first coined the term hacktivism?

2. Most hacktivism attacks involve which type of hacking?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this interactive quiz to test your understanding of the modern technological problem of hacktivism. Topics covered include defining what hacktivism is well as who coined the phrase.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following:

  • A definition of hacktivism and doxxing
  • What form of hacking is most commonly with hacktivism attacks
  • Who came up with the phrase
  • How organizations respond to hacktivism

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test various skills:

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most important information from the lesson on the characteristics of hactivism
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about steps an organization can take to respond to hacktivism in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained to answer questions about where the term hactivism came from

Additional Learning

Be sure to review the accompanying lesson, Hactivism: Definition, Examples, Threats & Solutions, for more information about this technology issue. The following topics will be addressed:

  • The history of hactivism
  • The challenges of fighting hactivism
  • Ways to prevent an attack
  • Predictions for the role of hactivism in the future