Who is a hacker? |What are the types of hackers? | Free Ethical Hacking Course

Who is a hacker? |What are the types of hackers? | Free Ethical Hacking Course


Who is a hacker?

Hacker is a person or individual who is illegally access system or network to steal, destroy data, or perform malicious attacks.

So now we are going to learn the type of hackers. Mainly hackers are of 8 types listed below:-

  • Black hats hacker
  • White hats hacker
  • Gray hats hacker
  • Suicide hacker
  • Script Kiddies
  • Spy hacker
  • Cyber Terrorists
  • State-sponsored hacker
  • Black hats hacker:-

 Black hats hackers are individuals with extraordinary computing skills, restoring to malicious or destructive activity and are also known as a cracker. This individual use there skills for only destructive activities, causing a loss for a company or any individual. They use their skill for finding the vulnerability of any system or network including government and corporate banks. They may do this to destroy data, steal information or earn money easily by hacking bank ID of customers.

  • White hats hackers:-

White hats hackers are using their hacking skills for defensive purpose only and white hat hackers also known as security analysts. Now days almost every company has security analysts which protect there system and defense there system from malicious attacks.

  • Gray Hat Hackers:-

Gray Hat Hackers is fall between black hat and white hat hacker. Gray hat hackers are individual that work both defensively and offensively. They help hacker to find the vulnerability of system or network and at a time they help the vendor of system to protect the system by checking limitations and making more secure.

  • Suicide hacker

Suicide hackers are individuals who aim to destroy any infrastructure for a “cause” and are not worried about facing 30-year jail for their action. Suicide hacker is like a suicide bomber, they sacrifice their life for attack and are not concerned with consequences for ther action.

  • Script Kiddies:-

Script kiddies are unskilled hackers who compromise the system by running script, tools and software development by real hackers. They utilized small, easy-to-use program or script to find the vulnerability of the system. Script Kiddies are usually focused on the quantity of attack rather than focus on the quality of there attacks.

  • Spy Hacker:-

Spy hackers are individuals who are hired by the organization to penetrate and gain secrete information from other companies or organization who are basically their competitors.

  • Cyber Terrorism:-

Cyber Terrorist could be peoples, organized group from by terrorist organization, that wide range of skills, motivated by religious or political benefit.

This type of hackers are more dangerous as they can hack not only the website but the whole internet.

  • State-sponsored hacker:-

State-sponsored hackers are individuals employed by the government to penetrate and gain secrete information and damage data of other government.

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