Computer hobbyists or professionals, generally with advanced programming skills. Today, the term “hacker” has taken on a sinister connotation and includes those hobbyists who are bent on illegally accessing the computers of others or who attempt to demonstrate their technological prowess through computerized acts of vandalism.
People who enjoy playing with computers, a small minority of whom commit computer crime for the intellectual challenge of breaking into a computer.
Computer users who understand the "ins and outs" of computers, networks, and the Internet in general. Hackers are generally benign. See also crackers.
The term used to describe computer users who attempt to gain unauthorised access to sites. Some hackers perform security audits for companies for a fee; other hackers steal information from companies ... more
A hacker is an unauthorized computer user who attempts to gain or gains access to a computer or computer network for malicious purposes.
Computer users who attempt to gain unauthorized access to sites or break into computer systems. Hackers often steal information from companies i.e. mailing lists, and sell these to spammers for a fee.
Individuals who crack into computer networks for either the thrill of the experience, to make an illegal financial transaction, or to create computer viruses that have the potential to destroy computer data.
skilled computer users who can be both brilliant and/or a criminal frame of mind. They 'hack' into sites for fun or for nasty reasons.
People who break into other people's computers and networks.
Computer gebruikers die ongeauthoriseerd toegang werven tot internet sites of inbreken in computer systemen. Hackers stelen informatie, mailing lijsten en dergelijke en verkopen deze aan spammers.