criminal hacker


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criminal hacker

A criminal who uses hacker techniques to break the law. Originally, the term "hacker" referred only to a highly technical programmer. Today, the term is often used synonymously with criminal. "Criminal hacker" and "cracker" are the most accurate references to this individual.
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After all, criminal hackers are quite good at operating across borders.
Criminal hackers are extremely inventive, the gains from successful security breaches can be so substantial that inside jobs must be defended against, too, and, last but not least, state-sponsored agencies have resources that most organizations simply cannot defend themselves against.
Botnets have become a staple in cyber crime circles and are used by many criminal hackers to send spam, attack websites or as a resource that can be plundered for saleable data.
Groups of black-hat perpetrators likely maintain a low profile but the groups of which we are aware, such as Anonymous, make it clear that groups of mutual support are import to criminal hackers as well.
While there is a common thought that only large corporations are prone to cyber-attacks, even the smallest web based business may attract criminal hackers interested in stealing financially valuable data.
Cyber attacks against journalists and media organizations around the world have increased over the past few years as criminal hackers provide a cheap and easy way of censoring the press, a media rights group said on Thursday.
The very technologies that empower us to lead and create also empower individual criminal hackers, organized criminal groups, terrorist networks and other advanced nations to disrupt the critical infrastructure that is vital to our economy, commerce, public safety, and military," the White House says.
As well as criminal hackers, many activists are turning to the web to make protests more visible.
With millions of new electronic devices connecting to the Internet every day, criminal hackers are increasingly focusing on a new type of target: mobile and embedded systems.
Adobe Flash and Acrobat Reader products will become the preferred targets for criminal hackers in 2010, surpassing Microsoft Office applications, a security vendor McAfee predicts.
Just as a small subset of criminal hackers can taint the reputation of an entire community, a few good guys willing to be accountable for their internal processes and technology can preserve a company's reputation.
Criminal hackers continue to penetrate more company networks than administratorswould admit to.

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