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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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If you didn't know, Anonymous is a self-styled hacktivist collective with its members spread across the world.
Cependant, l'action des Anonymous pourrait se reveler contre-productive.
Video courtesy of The Only Anonymous)"Due to these actions [Paris attacks] carried out by ISIS, we are being forced to take direct immediate action", Anonymous said.
They picked a fight with Anonymous when they attacked Paris, and now they should expect us," he said, adding that the collective "will not sit by and watch these terror attacks unfold around the world.
Anonymous Alerts[R] is a complete software and management system that empowers students, parents, teachers, staff and others to confidentially and anonymously report bullying, safety concerns or potentially harmful behavior.
You should care because Anonymous functions as a social laboratory where participants experiment with the power, threat, and promise of anonymity itself.
Sofia's main courthouse has been the target of anonymous bomb threats particularly often since the end of 2012.
At the end of the day, Solling said "what Anonymous does is that they work in number of different ways.
Later Anonymous India confirmed in a Twitter post on Thursday, it had hacked BSNL's site and leaked company passwords and database on Pastebin.
Anonymous spoke directly to Morsy, saying, "the decisions you made have caused the death of two young Egyptians in addition to hundreds more injured.
However, Imperva, which specialises in database and application security, said the information leaked by Anonymous "shows with a high degree of confidence that the attackers were able to penetrate an internal database of Symantec.
Companies who find themselves the target of Anonymous should take responsibility for protecting their own data, he said.