• Crackers: The Criminal Hacking Professionals

    by  • April 5, 2009 • Black Hat, Student Series • 0 Comments

    This is primarily the term given to individuals who are skilled at the art of bypassing software copyright protection. They are usually highly skilled in programming languages. They are often confused with Hackers.

    As you can see they are similar in their agenda. They both fight security of some kind, but they are completely different “animals.”

    Being able to attribute your attacks to the right type of attacker is very important. By identifying your attacker to be either an Anarchist Hacker or a Hacker you get a better idea of what you’re up against.

    “Know your enemy and know yourself and you will always be victorious…”

    These are generally who performs criminal hacking like bank frauds with phishing, hacking web servers and intruding into the personal network.

    Their other crimes includes spreading viruses and infected files among the newsgroups and forums, infected software give away, passing the Trojans through infected files, planting backdoors and hacking email accounts for gaining personal data.


    Author is a Tech blogger & loves to share his work on web by writing guidelines for Ethical Hacking students & Security professionals. Performing various types of hacking from pen test to smartphone hacking – He enjoys hacking just for personal research purpose. Working with more of 'grey as well as black hat' hackers for learning advanced hacking as well as defending techniques & share them with learners. His prime area of research is Cyber Criminals & currently working on a Video Product Development to teach hacking & Pen Testing for absolute beginners.