Categories of Hackers

by Cosmas

You might have in one time envisioned yourself as a hacker just like in movies like Mr.Robot, Hackers or The Matrix. Don’t get it twisted, hacking isn’t as easy and smooth as the movies protray it to be.

Apart from few well known class hackers, we have following categories of hackers based on what they hack and how they do it.

GREY HAT HACKERS: They fall in-between black hat and white hat hackers. They are know to break into a computer or network system without authorization to identify vulnerabilities, but report their findings to the owner of the system.

RED HAT HACKERS: Red hat hackers are blend of both black hat and white hat hackers . They are usually on the level of Hacking government agencies, top secret information hubs and generally anything that falls under the category of sensitive information.

Red Hat Hackers

ELITE HACKERS: Elite hacker is the name utilized by the community with the aim of identifying those individuals who are deemed to be as experts in their line of work. These people are actually on the “cutting edge” of both the computer and network industry.


Script Kiddie : script kiddie or skiddie is an unskilled individual who uses scripts or programs developed by others to attack computer systems and networks and deface websites.


Hacktivist: A hacker who utilizes technology to announce a social , ideological , religious or political message . In general , most hacktivism involves website defacement or denial-of-service attacks.



This is just a little bit of the hacker type, Now the million dollar question is which of the above would you be?

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