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.