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In recent years, hacktivists have received greater attention from the media, the public and from government bodies. The distribution of classified information by hacktivists has garnered much media attention. In particular, the 2010 release of over 200,000 United States embassy cables by the whistleblower organization Wikileaks (the largest set of confidential documents ever released into the public domain) was widely publicized and severely condemned by the United States government (Al Jazeera, 2010). As their actions become both bolder and more widely acknowledged, hacktivists are being increasingly seen as a threat to national security in security-focused states such as the United States. This raises the question of how actors in the government of the United States are currently taking action to securitize hacktivism.