The word itself is a portmanteau of two different words. The kind of people this word describes actually took down a website, its ISP and DNS provider, just because the website was providing a security tool that would cause spammers to delete email addresses of those who joined a community for anti-spamming, and didn’t want to receive any more spam mails!
These people have assumed new ‘significance’ after MasterCard, PayPal and Amazon refused services to WikiLeaks. What one word describes these people?
Sorry Krishnan and Karthike Ramesh. I was not looking for Anonymous or Phreakers. The other six got it right. these are all Hacktivists!