Hackers are generally of 10 types, is any skilled computer expert that uses their technical knowledge to overcome a problem. They are most often programmers. They gather advanced knowledge of operating systems and programming languages and finds bugs or exploits to break into computer systems.
Here are the Types of Hackers
White Hat Hackers
Simply stated, these are the right people who are on your side. They will hack into your system with the good intention of finding vulnerabilities and help you remove virus and malware from your system.
Black Hat Hackers
Gray Hat Hackers
There is a fine line between these two. So, let me make it simple for you. Because a gray hat hacker doesn’t use his skills for personal gain, he is not a black hat hacker. Also, because he is not legally authorized to hack the organization’s cybersecurity, he can’t be considered a white hat either.
Script Kiddies normally don’t care about hacking (if they did, they’d be Green Hats. See below.). They copy the code and use it for a virus or an SQL or something else. Script Kiddies will never hack for themselves; they’ll just download overused software (LOIC or Metasploit, for example) and watch a YouTube video on how to use it. A common Script Kiddie attack is DoSing or DDoSing (Denial of Service and Distributed Denial of Service), in which they flood an IP with so much information it collapses under the strain. This attack is frequently used by the “hacker” group Anonymous, which doesn’t help anyone’s reputation.
Green Hat Hackers
These are the hacker “n00bz,” but unlike Script Kiddies, They care about hacking and strive to become full-blown hackers. They are inspired by the hackers and ask them a few questions about. While they are answering their question they will listen to its novelty.
Blue Hat Hacker
Red Hat Hackers
They are also known as an eagle-eyed hacker. Like a white hat and red hat hacker also aims to halt the black hat hackers. There is a major difference in the way they operate. They become ruthless while dealing with malware actions of the black hat hackers. Red hat hacker will keep on attacking the hacker aggressively that the hacker may know it as well have to replace the whole system.
State/Nation Sponsored Hackers
State or Nation sponsored hackers are those who are appointed by the government to provide them cybersecurity and to gain confidential information from other countries to stay at the top or to avoid any kind of danger to the country. They are highly paid government workers.
These are also called the online versions of the activists. Hacktivist is a hacker or a group of anonymous hackers who gain unauthorized access to government’s computer files and networks for further social or political ends.