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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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Petersburg is one of Russia's science and tech hubs, so for our first Science Hack Day, we look forward to blending these communities to bring about new approaches to solving scientific challenges," said Mikhail Kulakov, organizer of Science Hack Day St.
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Coulson, 44, who was hired by the PM as his press chief after quitting as editor of the newspaper, is specifically charged with plotting to hack the phone of the 13-year-old victim.
22, 1916 in Glens Falls he was the son of Wallace Jay and Ellen (Casey) Hack.
Community fundraising manager Beccy Grundy said: "We had a fantastic turnout at this year's HACK, the first in Wales.
Mitnick didn't hack for profit, he said, he hacked to be the best.