HACKERS IN GENERAL (Part 1)
A Hacker is a individual who, through practice, has developed the skill required to manipulate The Mainframe of a Computer. Hackers are divided into several catagories or "Classes" depending on what they do:
TYPES OF HACKERS
White Hat: A White Hat is a Hacker paid and working for a Goverment Agency to deliberately Hack into a Computers Mainframe to find any potential Weak Points in a Computer's Mainframe, and then figure out how to fix them.
Black Hat: A Black Hat is a Hacker who is Agressive in Nature. Black Hat's are known to create Zombie Computers by use of a Computer Virus, which the Black Hat will then use to crash a website unless their demands are met. Black Hats are generally very intellegent in nature and will work in Groups (Nicknamed "Wolf Packs" by Internet Users) to bring down larger websites (Some Highly-Skilled Groups of Black Hats have even been known to crash Goverment Agencies). Black Hats are VERY DANGEROUS, especially in groups, and should be treated as such, there is also a more passive version of the Black Hat known as the Grey Hat, which shall be discussed later. Also note that, after being caught, most (If not all) Goverment-Targeting Black Hats are recruted by the Agency that caught them and turned into a Red Hat.
EXTRA INFORMATION ABOUT THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF HACKERS
The White Hat's name stems from the Final Fantasy Character class White Mage, due to the fact that both a White Hat and a White Mage serve a Defensive/Protective Role.
The Black Hat's name come from the Final Fantasy Character Class Black Mage, due to the fact that both Black Hat's and Black Mages' serve a Offensive/Agressive Role.
The Nickname for a Group of Black Hats working togther to crash a website ("Wolf Packs" in case you forgot) originally comes from the nickname given by Allied Sailors to Groups of German U-Boats working together to destroy Allied Supply Convoys during World War II.
The Grey Hat's name comes from the fact that a Grey Hat is halfway between a Black Hat and a White Hat, and can be both Harmful and Helpful.
Special Thanks to Chuck, for coming up with the original idea of "The Hats." Without his idea this definition would not exist.