Thursday, February 17, 2011

7 Types of Hackers

Roger Grimes, Security Advisor at, has an article about the 7 types of hackers.

  • Cyber Criminals
  • Spammers / Adware Spreaders
  • Advanced Persistent Threat Agents
  • Corporate spies
  • Hactivists
  • Cyber warriors
  • Rogue hackers
This is an interesting and quick read. I hope this helps explain to people there is more than one type of hacker, not always criminals with evil intent.


  1. Cyber warriors? Haha, what do they do, run around inside your pc hacking and slashing it to bits?

    It was a good read though, and it did enlighten me. Great stuff. Followed.

    Keep up the good fight! Looking forward to future posts.

  2. Haha, I did think that some of his names were a bit...hollywood if you will.
    Thanks for the feedback!

  3. Good thing we have the cyber police to deal justice to these evil doers

  4. I guess what separates them is they all have different agendas, some more sinister than others.

  5. I love how he makes up this much random names .
    Hackers are hackers . Not much not less thats all .

  6. A lot of corporations are actually hiring hackers to help them with their IT security. It's a great pro to hackers worldwide.

  7. Good post, I'm glad you're trying to educate people about the fact that not all hackers are criminals. It's so sad when people conflate good and bad hackers.


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