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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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It is to mention here that the Indian hackers have attacked and hacked more than 250 Pakistani websites.
While there is no clear and concrete motive, one possible reason is that the hacker wanted to disrupt an emerging business deal between Verizon and Yahoo worth $4.83 billion.
The hackers started inputting the details into Taobao in mid-October and were discovered in November, at which time Alibaba immediately reported the case to police, the ministry website said.
Last year in October, hackers claiming to be Indians had defaced the website of the Lahore High Court, purportedly in response to PPP patron-in-chief Bilawal Bhutto's statements about Kashmir, in which he was reported to have said that his party would take the entire disputed region back to Pakistan.
Switch, the computer emergency response team for Swiss universities, and Trend Micro, a computer security firm, issued reports regarding the hackers on Tuesday.
youth may seem contradictory, with the state both "building ties to" and "bullying" young hackers. However, promotion and prevention function as complementary forms of adult regulation of young people's relationships with new media (Livingstone, 2009).
"They empower the white-hat hackers, the good guys, to find the bugs, before the bad guys do."
' ' -- VICTIM Advertising through hacked Facebook pages has become a fulltime business for many hackers.
26 January 2018 - California, US-based security platform HackerOne has acquired US-based online web security course Breaker 101, to expand ethical hacker education, the company said.