There is a social hierarchy that breaks down the hacking community into different categories. These categories are determined by for whom or what a hacker’s motivation for hacking is. The categories are named after different colored hats. For example, a malicious hacker who, in most cases, hacks for their own benefit or the benefit of a hacking organization is known as a “black hat”. A hacker that hacks to repair damage done by black hats or to help those incapable of protecting themselves is known as a “white hat”. Those are the two most basic classifications, but you also have blue hats, grey hats, and nation-state hackers. These are security contractors, hackers who are both helpful and malicious, and government run agencies respectively (Hacker (Computer Security)).
People think to get rid of the malicious black hat hackers; you have to remove hacking from the picture entir...
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