What you should know about the types of hackers and their activities. - HOWTOTECH

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What you should know about the types of hackers and their activities.

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Everyone thinks that anyone been known as a hacker is as bad as a devil's, but that's not exactly the through definition of a hacker, hacker is of different types which they are been classified due to the activities they carry out. A hacker is of three types which are black hat hackers, Grey hat hackers and White hat hackers.
Below is the clear definition of who a hacker is and for you to know the good and the bad ones.


Like all hackers, black hat hackers usually have extensive knowledge about breaking into computer networks and bypassing security protocols. They are also responsible for writing malware, which is a method used to gain access to these systems.

Their primary motivation is usually for personal or financial gain, but they can also be involved in cyber espionage, protest or perhaps are just addicted to the thrill of cybercrime. Black hat hackers can range from amateurs getting their feet wet by spreading malware, to experienced hackers that aim to steal data, specifically financial information, personal information and login credentials. Not only do black hat hackers seek to steal data, they also seek to modify or destroy data as well.


The term "grey hat", alternatively spelled as "greyhat" or "gray hat", refers to a computer hacker or computer security expert who may sometimes violate laws or typical ethical standards, but does not have the malicious intent typical of a black hat hacker.


A white hat hacker is a computer security specialist who breaks into protected systems and networks to test and asses their security. White hat hackers use their skills to improve security by exposing vulnerabilities before malicious hackers (known as black hat hackers) can detect and exploit them.

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