The world today is completely occupied with different kind of hackers. Gone are the days, when a professional programmer or developer would be able to hack a file or software, but today every other person who knows a bit about programming and coding and can do hacking by downloading few software and tools.
What comes to your mind when you hear the word hacker? There is always some kind of visual with every word. The word hacker has always brought in an image of a notorious man sitting behind the screen of a computer typing endlessly.
Now we know that there is not one single type of hacker, but different types according to different agendas. If you want to know about these faceless criminals hiding their faces behind different screens, you should continue to read this article.
White Hat Hackers
They are also often known as ethical hackers. They are known as the good guys in the hacking world, they work with government organizations and associate with them to get into the system to detect and remove viruses. They are not random people but graduates with a degree in the field of IT. They also help organizations by identifying the loopholes in their cybersecurity to prevent any kind of future hacking in their network system.
Black Hat Hackers
Just as the name suggests, they are known as the bad guys of the hacking world. They are not certified and permitted into a system, but they are the people you always hear about in the cybercrime news section. They always look for loopholes in individual PC’s, bank systems and organizations. They get access to your personal information and end up using it for their own wellbeing. They can be con artists who steal money and credit card information. They are unauthorized hackers who are not permitted in a system yet they enter.
Gray Hat Hackers
Gray hackers may not work for their own wellbeing, but they are still unauthorized to enter into a system. However, they do so without the permission of the target organization. They do illegal stuff, but not for themselves.
Kids who are not certified to do hacking and still do it by downloading different software and tools lie under this category. They don’t usually have coding skills, but they can crack codes made by other developers and hackers. They usually do it to gain attention in their peer groups. They are not concerned about the quality of an attack on the system or about learning. DDoS attacks are the most common cyber-attacks by them.
Green Hat Hackers
You can call them script kiddies, but the main difference between them is that they are always enthusiastic about learning new and better hacking skills. They not only hack but also learn and keep themselves updated on the new hacking techniques. They have that spark to know it all.