Hacking is an attempt to break someone’s privacy without their consent. On the contrary, it is not always illegal. There are particular companies that hire professional hackers for their benefit. Different types of hackers are:
1. White Hat hackers
2. Black Hat hackers
3. Grey Hat hackers
Here is brief explanation about each type:
· White Hat Hackers
The White Hat hackers are also known as Ethical Hackers. The hackers belonging to this category are harmless and do not intend to cause damage. Rather on contrary, they are hired to examine the existing system of a person/corporation and if they find a flaw, then help to fix the system with more accuracy.
· Black Hat Hackers
The Black Hat hackers are also known as Crackers. The hacking these hackers do is highly unprofessional and illegal. Their purpose to invade into a person/corporation’s system, in order to achieve unauthorised access and gain sensitive information or harm the operation.
· Grey Hat Hackers
The Grey Hat hackers are a perfect blend and combination of both White Hat hackers and Black Hat hackers. This type of hackers basically do things similar to black hat hackers but in a legal way. They are hired to get information from other systems without their knowledge. The work they do is highly professional but invading at the same time.
Apart from the White Hat, Black Hat and the Grey Hat hackers, they are various other miscellaneous hackers like Red Hat Hackers, Blue Hat Hackers, Elite Hackers and mane more. However these are the prominent one.
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