Hacker

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Hacker

A person who infiltrates a computer system, usually in order to gather information. A hacker finds a way past the system's protocols. Some hackers do this simply for the thrill, though many others hack for nefarious purposes. For example, a hacker may be hired by a company or government to conduct espionage on a competitor or enemy. Other hackers freelance in order to find things like credit card numbers to facilitate identity theft and other crimes. However, the word is not always used in a negative context.
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Not the work of teenage boys, this was computer hacking at a government level - thought to be the US and Israel - although no country has yet claimed responsibility.
DALLAS, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A trade secret theft lawsuit filed by Yarbrough Law Group PC founder Matthew Yarbrough of Dallas has led to a criminal conviction for a Plano, Texas, executive based on federal felony computer hacking charges.
Tokyo : Japanese police Sunday arrested a man suspected of being behind a computer hacking campaign following an exhaustive hunt that at one stage had authorities tracking down a cat for clues, reports said.
The arrest was carried out under Operation "Tuleta", an investigation into alleged computer hacking and other privacy breaches.
Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Ohio upholds a district court summary judgment in the state that turned away AIG's attempts to exclude coverage with several exclusions, including that the "direct loss" provision in its crime insurance policy excluded the retailer's computer hacking claim, according to law firm Anderson Kill & Olick (AKO), who represented DSW.
He is the sixth person to be arrested as part of Operation Tuleta, the probe into alleged computer hacking, which is linked to the Met's investigation into phone hacking, Operation Weeting.
The focus of Operation Tuleta - the Met's illegal computer hacking probe - has switched to north-east Scotland as cops probe NotW's involvement in gathering information about Tommy Sheridan.
comprehensive computer hacking programme in the Middle East," said, Mohammad Mobasseri, senior vice president at ComGuard.
A third inquiry called Operation Tuleta, set up to investigate computer hacking, has 20 officers looking at 57 sets of claims.
a major theme at this year's event will be cyber-crime, following widespread computer hacking amid the arab spring.
s effort to find coverage under its insurance policy with Zurich North America for recent computer hacking attacks is meeting with resistance from the insurance company because the policy at the heart of the dispute was a commercial general liability (CGL) policy and not a cyber-risk policy.
I would like to see a talk relating to phone hacking as well as to computer hacking.

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