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  1. 1. 1. What is hacking? 2. Types of Hackers 3. Difference between Hackers and Crackers 4. Criminological theories 5. Academic Studies
  2. 2. • Definition: A hacker or hackers are commonly known as someone who seeks to exploit weaknesses within a computer system or network. Hackers can be associated as a community that works together to attack a computer or network. Short Definition: To gain access to (a computer file or network) illegally or without authorization. (The Free Dictionary, 2013)
  3. 3. Look at the word cloud below and see if you can identify any meanings towards the words. Towards the end of topic 1 the words cloud will help you to associate meanings and theories to these words.
  4. 4. • The definition of a hacker has been in a long strand of controversy about what a true hacker definitions really is and why an individual or community decide to attack specific organisations. “Despite, decades of computer security research, billions spent on secure operations, and growing training requirements, we seem incapable of operating computer securely.” („The Cybersecurity Risk‟, 2012).
  5. 5. A hacker has to understand computers to an advanced level. However, it is important to note that there are two types of hackers ethical and unethical: • A ethical hacker is paid by an organisation to identify a weaknesses within their computer network. Or • A unethical hacker hacks into a system to steal or view information on purpose. To understand more about Hackers and the various types Please watch the go animate Videos called “Groups of Hackers”.
  6. 6. Go Animate material provided on Moodle „Groups of Hackers‟: Hackers Hat (Black) – GoAnimate Scene 1 m=linkshare&utm_campaign=usercontent Hackers Hat (White) – GoAnimate Scene 2 ontent Hackers Hat (Grey) – GoAnimate Scene 3 um=linkshare&utm_campaign=usercontent
  7. 7. The title hacker is given to anyone breaking into a computer. However, professional in the industry argue that there should be two terms hackers and crackers. Computer criminals are often seen as committing a cybercrime through breaking into someone's computer or computer network known as committing a criminal offence commonly known as – „Black Hat‟. These types of people should be called CRACKERS! Instead of someone known as a computer security expert – „White Hat‟. These types of people should be called HACKERS!
  8. 8. Below is some criminological theories presented in hackers research. Please take note of some of these theories and in your own time research them in more depth. Zhengchaun, QIing and Chenghong (2013, p66) 'Why Computer Talents Become Computer Hackers'
  9. 9. Below is some academic studies presented on hackers research. Please take note of some of these studies and in your own time research them in more depth. Zhengchaun, QIing and Chenghong (2013, p67) 'Why Computer Talents Become Computer
  10. 10. When each section of the material has been read please take time out and go back onto the Moodle course and locate the link called „Topic 1 – Hackers Journal‟ . Direct Link: - Please write down what you have learnt from this PowerPoint and continue to reflect back on your journal every time a material has been read in Moodle. This will ultimately help you to complete your assessment at the end of the course. Thank You
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