Hackers are a group of people formed to penetrate inside computers data in attempt to accessing the said computers information with or without the authorization from the other party.
There are mainly two types of Hackers in the Tech world- White Hat, Grey and The Black Hat Hackers. There are more like Gray Hats the crackers the Script Kiddies but the vast distinction falls under two categories i.e., Black Hat and the White Hat.
The monotone colored Hat Hackers idea first came from the western movies where the ‘good guy’ in town wears White cowboy hat and fight back against the malicious people and the ‘bad guy’ wears the black one who steals and always conducts the villainous crimes. That idea gave the spirit into the computer world too, which helps now to- identify computer crimes by using these terms.
A white Hat Hacker (also known as the ethical hacker) is someone who is given authorization by the system owner to attack the system legally using conventional methods. On the other hand, the Black Hatters are the group of hackers that does not have any necessary information.
Black Hats’ known as someone in the computer world who are responsible for illegally stealing and destroying data without the person’s knowledge. They work entirely with a motive of personal gain. When arrested as a black hatter can serve sentence in jails for longest time. They are the greatest fears in public known for mischief and notoriety in stealing important information from the computer networks.
There are many criminals in the Black Hat Hackers community the history has known and feared, one which was known as Jonathan James who was a 16 year old, first juvenile imprisoned, Black Hat Hacker accused of Hacking into the systems of high profile organizations like NASA and even the Ministry Of Defence, stealing information worth $1.75 Million. Another FBI’s Most Wanted Criminal, an Iranian based Black Hatter was Behzad Mesri known for stealing footages and allegedly lifting scripts of HBO’s popular show ‘Game Of Thrones’ ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and some unaired shows.
Black Hat Hackers penetrate into the system to steal information, hi-jacking networks, stealing passwords, taking credit- card numbers etc. They also produce harmful malwares to attack the computer networks.
Black Hats are skilled in their job and work for big crime organizations and selling malicious software on the Dark Web (hidden part of internet that only is accessible through special browsers).
They misuse myriad of software and techniques to break into the systems: