How far-right extremist groups face exposure from army of hacktivists

Posted on AllSides November 29th, 2021
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cybersecurity, hacking, Far-right
Photograph: Jacquelyn Martin/AP

Throughout 2021, websites associated with far-right extremist groups and extremist-friendly platforms and hosts have suffered from data leaks and breaches that have exposed the inner workings of far-right groups, and the nature of the movement as a whole.

The data has been exfiltrated in breaches engineered by so-called “ethical hackers” – often assisted by poor security practices from website administrators – and by activists who have penetrated websites in search of data and information.

Experts and activists say that attacks on their online infrastructure is likely to continue to disrupt...

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