There are many reasons why people get into hacking. Some want to change the world, to fight for the little guy, to make corporations and governments pay for their crimes against humanity. Others just think it’s cool.
Regardless of the initial intent, hackers often go into other areas. It’s not a black and white skill – some can be harmless while others are malicious. Some even do it for good reasons. Understanding the different intentions and motivations can make for an interesting study into these enigmas of the online world.
This graphic by our friends at ZoneAlarm does just that – breaks down the different types of hackers, demonstrates their styles, and offers ways people can defend themselves against the “bad” ones.
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