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A look inside the hacktivist world

Julia Sieger and Jake Davis
Julia Sieger and Jake Davis © FRANCE 24

A recent report has found that hacktivist attacks have been virtually eliminated since 2015. This is due to a worldwide crackdown on hackers and the disintegration of the Anonymous hacking collective. Our guest Jake Davis, a former hacker, tells us more.

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He used to operate under the alias of Topiary for hacktivist groups such as the Anonymous and Lulzsec. Today, Jake Davis has taken up a formal career as a cybersecurity consultant. He tells more about his life on the dark net and what he's now doing to raise awareness about its dangers.  

 

 

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