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In computer security, a hacker is someone who focuses on security mechanisms of computer and network systems. While including those who endeavor to strengthen such mechanisms, it is more often used by the mass media and popular culture to refer to those who seek access despite these security measures. That is, the media portrays the ‘hacker’ as a villain. Nevertheless, parts of the subculture see their aim in correcting security problems and use the word in a positive sense. White hat is the name given to ethical computer hackers, who utilize hacking in a helpful way. White hats are becoming a necessary part of the information security field. They operate under a code, which acknowledges that breaking into other people’s computers is bad, but that discovering and exploiting security mechanisms and breaking into computers is still an interesting activity that can be done ethically and legally. Accordingly, the term bears strong connotations that are favorable or pejorative, depending on the context.

DOJ: "Computer hacking is not just a crime, it is a direct threathellip; to Americans."
Russian national indicted for the 2012 LinkedIn hack that led to the theft of 117 million passwords has been extradited from the Czech Republic to the US.
The alleged attackers used fairly simple tools, techniques and procedures to compromise a new victim organization on an almost weekly basis for over five years.
An attack took down part of Baltimore's 911 system for 17 hours over the weekend, and details are still in short supply.

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In RD we use a lot of open-source projects and we believe giving back to the community is our way of saying ‘Thank yoursquo;. More and more security companies are releasing their open-source projects and we would like to contribute with our distributed YARA scanner.
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"Password spraying" attack gave Mabna group access to 32TB of diverse research data.
Suspects were operating on behalf of Iranian government and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, US officials said.
The bug bounty program is now open and offers financial rewards for vulnerability disclosure.