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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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Speaking to Khaleej Times , Lt-Col Saeed Al Hajri, director of the cybercrimes department of the Dubai Police, said it put a call-out to white hat hackers (ethical security researchers who find bugs in software and IT services and then work with the affected parties to fix the vulnerabilities), so as to utilise their expertise in helping ensure cyber security of companies functioning across the city.
Major-General Al Marri has reportedly instructed Lt-Col Al Hajri to cooperate with companies and white hat hackers to report illegal and suspicious activities.
According to (https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/29/tesla-model-3-keeps-data-like-crash-videos-location-phone-contacts.html?__source=twitter%7Cmain) CNBC , two security researchers and "white hat hackers"  confirmed that the Tesla Model 3 does its job of sending videos, voice recordings and other important investigation data to servers and keeping some of it secure on its own storage if still intact.
We have our own white hat hackers, where we get them to think like hackers do and identify the possible vulnerabilities."
In the eyes of Mickos, organizations need to get better about opening up to outside help, be it from white hat hackers who spot a vulnerability in their systems and want to disclose it or other members of the same industry who want to work together to create a safer software experience.
(It should be noted that white hat hackers typically don't steal and publish documents.) However, while the files were accessible, they appeared to include some sensitive information.
Hack the Air Force, which attracted 272 vetted white hat hackers, handed out more than $130,000 in total as rewards for discovering and disclosing exploitable security vulnerabilities in the public-facing systems used by the Air Force.
Still, the group called themselves "white hat hackers" and dismissed any comparison to theDarkOverlord who carried out the hack that resulted in episodes of Orange is the New Black being stolen and published online.