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black hat

n
(Computer Science) informal
a. a computer hacker who carries out illegal malicious hacking work
b. (as modifier): black-hat hackers. Compare white hat

Black hat

A general term for hackers or online users who have malicious or illegal intentions.
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Pakistani officials have been asked to pay the amount again to unlock," a black hat hacker told MAIL TODAY.
At this year's Black Hat hacker conference, for example, Symantec Security Response set up an electronic voting booth to demonstrate the ease with which these machines can be hacked.
US authorities may use visa restrictions to keep Chinese nationals out of August's Def Con and Black Hat hacker summits, Reuters reported.
According to the BBC, Miller, who demonstrated the work at the Black Hat hacker conference in Las Vegas, showed how to attack three separate phones, namely, the Samsung Nexus S, the Google Galaxy Nexus, which both run Android, and the Nokia N9, which runs on the MeeGo system.
<p>In their presentation at the Black Hat hacker conference today, the researchers offered more details on their attack method.
Second, and perhaps counter-intuitively, I would recommend that folks interested in a cyber security profession get training and/or experience in how to think like a black hat hacker. That is, learn to think like a highly technical and adaptive criminal, because you'll be defending networks from those types of actors.
Black's speech at the Black Hat hacker conference was interrupted by real-world alarm and flashing lights.
The machine, an ExpressPoll-5000 electronic poll book from Election Systems and Software (ESS) used to check in voters on election day, was purchased with the intention of being used at the Black Hat hacker conference in Las Vegas.
In a high-stakes struggle to beat the clock, she realizes the ruthless fanatic is a genius black hat hacker who uses email and cell phone spoofs and Internet catch sites to hide his identity.
The attacks came from Pinoy LulzSec, a black hat hacker group, and their intention is to celebrate what they call the "April Lulz event."
Then at last month's Black Hat hacker conference in Las Vegas, the NSA chief Keith Alexander sought to reassure those worried about the amount of data Snowden stole, saying: "We have tremendous oversight over these programs.
week from Las Vegas where he and Espinhara unveiled their research at the annual Black Hat hacker conference.