Hacking is the unauthorized access to a computer and network resources.
The act of gaining access without legal authorization to the computer or computer network.
Authorization is the process of giving someone permission to do or have something.
Who is a hacker?
A hacker is a person who finds and exploits the weakness in computer systems and/or network to gain access.
Types of Hackers
Individuals with extraordinary computing skills, resorting to malicious or destructive activities and are also known as crackers
Individuals professing hacker skills and using them for defensive purposes and are also known as security analysts
Individuals who work both offensively and defensively at various times
Individuals who aim to bring down the critical infrastructure for a “cause”
And are not worried about facing jail terms or any other kind of punishment
An unskilled hacker who compromises system by running scripts, tools, and software developed by real hackers
Individuals with a wide range of skills, motivated by religious or political beliefs to create fear by large-scale disruption of computer networks
Individuals employed by the government to penetrate and gain top-secret information and to damage