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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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Every year, reports of hacked businesses reveal staggering financial losses as a result.
He added that often he and Mulcaire hacked the same messages.
The G-Server enables organizations to eliminate the overhead costs typically associated with hacked websites: devastating periods of Website unavailability, complex debugging processes and costly system administration.
However, the website was later hacked by another group called 'n3far1ous' with the message "Eat this, ISIS" and rock music playing in the background.
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.
The News of the World's former royal editor Clive Goodman first hacked the Duchess' voicemail in December 2005 and also hacked Prince William's phone 35 times and Prince Harry's on nine occasions, the BBC reported.
The website was hacked a few weeks back, but has now been fully restored, and is safe and functional," said Mohammed Al-Dukhainy, a spokesman for the ministry.
amp;nbsp;The fact that the machines can be hacked wirelessly is even more worrisome.
According to PC World, a team from French vulnerability research firm Vupen hacked Google Chrome by exploiting a use-after-free vulnerability that affects both the WebKit and Blink rendering engines.
FBI sources told US media on Thursday it was looking into claims that phones belonging to victims of the September 11 attacks could have been hacked by News of the World journalists.
The Web page of The New York Times was hacked Sunday morning by a group supporting computer hacker Kevin Mitnick, who has been imprisoned in Los Angeles.
5, an updated version of Lockstep's award winning, patent-pending software that automatically repairs hacked web sites.