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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.

You may end up in the clink with 'hacker' on your criminal record A California bloke fighting a computer hacking conviction has lost his final appeal after the US Supreme Court declined to hear his case.…
T-Mobile missed bug that allowed harvesting of IMSI numbers, security question answers.
Reports claim that a clandestine operation by Israel was able to exploit Kaspersky Lab, with information from the hack subsequently shared with U.S. intelligence officials.
Reports claim that a clandestine operation by Israel was able to exploit Kaspersky Lab, with information from the hack subsequently shared with U.S. intelligence officials.
Around 30 gigabytes of ITAR-restricted aerospace and commercial data was exfiltrated by an unknown malicious actor during the months-long 'Alf's Mystery Happy Fun Time' attack.
NYT says Israeli spies burrowed inside Kaspersky's network caught Russia red handed.
High court refuses to hear appeal of hacking conviction, one-year prison sentence.
The company initially said 400,000 UK residents were at risk.
Crime ring opened minimal accounts with banks, then boosted their withdrawal limits.
'KnockKnock' attackers hope to fly under the radar by hacking rarely-used, high-privilege accounts.
One year after working on NES Classic, Russian hacker returns with similar exploit.