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Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

by Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III

What is Hacking?

Hacking is a term used to refer to a wide range of attacks on the internet - from crashing a server, to sophisticated infiltration - leading to stealing passwords, personal information, privy business data or intellectual property.

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Types of Hackers

There are many types and this keeps evolving. The notable ones are:

  • Crackers
  • Script Kiddies
  • Black Hat Hackers
  • White Hat Hackers
  • Grey Hat Hackers
  • Cyber...

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Crackers And Skiddies

Crackers are the ones that are typically engaged in trading and publishing 'cracks' for games, patches, serial numbers and activation keys for commercial software. They may embed malware in their cracks and patches ca...

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Black Hats, White Hats And Grey Hat Hackers

Black Hat Hackers develop malware, intrusion techniques and tools for evil purposes and have an ulterior motive of profiting from it. Spy agencies, criminal groups and enemies of establishments tend to pay them for such exploits.

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Cyber Troops Or Cyber Soldiers

These are state-sponsored military personnel trained in hacking techniques.

They may use malware and hacking to spy or steal intellectual property to gather enemy intelligence.

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Spammers And Phishers

Spammers use spambot programs to send automated emails, messages, tweets etc. to entice the potential buyers of their products.

Phishers may use similar techniques disguised as click baits, to

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