Hackers - Who are they?
With the internet and the unlimited amount of resources that can
be found on it, Hacking is no longer restricted to people with extraordinary
programming skills. Hacking is open to anyone
who is willing to learn. In addition, many schools have opened
around the world to teach how to become Professional Hackers - enrollment
in these schools is open to anyone interested no matter what their
motivation might be.
Generally, there are 2 types of Hackers.
White Hat Hacker: (Certified Ethical Hacker)
Someone who is paid and works with clients
to secure their systems and resources, the white hacker has written
permission from the client. These are
the good guys!
Black Hat Hacker: (Unethical hacker)
who exploits systems and resources for financial, personal
or political motivations. These are the
There are 2 types of Black Hat Hackers: Persistent and Casual
Someone with a significant motivation, someone
who will do everything within their power to gain access to a system.
Usually someone who looks for easy targets,
like small businesses withholding thousands of pieces of private
information on their databases including
credit cards, SIN, first and last name, addresses etc... as
in office computers of doctors, dentists, lawyers, MPs, real estates,
travel agents, brokers, investors and any small business which requires
storing of client data.