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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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org/wiki/Malware) malware , how and why sites get hacked, and what measures can be taken to recover any lost or damaged data.
The hacked posts are still on Jeep's Twitter page but the last tweet sent from the hackers happened around 1:30 p.
I actually think my phone has been hacked this year
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Although 75 percent of respondents indicate they haven't been hacked, David Flack, Editor in Chief of Open Computing, points out, "part of the problem is that companies often don't have any way of knowing they've been hacked.
A Sony spokesperson did not immediately confirm if the company was indeed hacked.
Two of its websites were hacked by Internet vigilantes looking to avenge Sony's lawsuit against George Hotz (geohot).
CNN's Facebook page was hacked in 2014 for its alleged anti-Assad bias, while other media outlets lost control of their Twitter pages in 2013 to attacks by the SEA.
The hacker also displayed a mirror link to the hacked NIT page on his Facebook page which said that the National Institute of Technology Raipur Official Website has been hacked and rooted.
A cyber-attack by a group called the "Guardians of Peace" crippled Sony servers and hacked into Sony Pictures movie database.
A large number of celebrities, victims of crime and members of the British royal family were believed to be among those whose voicemails had been hacked by the sensation-seeking tabloid via illegal means.