Various groups and individuals are opting to use hacking of websites as a form of protest to make their voices heard.
702's Azania Mosaka spoke to director of the centre for cyber security, Professor Basie Von Solms, about the emergence of hacktivists.
Listen to the conversation below:
Very often, these hacktivists react because of a cause and they want to make a statement about it so they resort to hacking.— Prof Basie Von Solms, director of centre for cyber security
We will in time see more of these actions as time goes by. It will become a new way of bringing attention to their cause.— Prof Basie VOn Solms, director of centre for syber security