Hacking Hat Colours Explained

When people hear the term ‘hackers’ in relation to technology, they often assume that it refers to criminals who use their vast technical expertise to instigate chaos online. While some hackers certainly meet this description, a hacker is actually anyone who can demonstrate the aptitude of accessing a computer system , whether for fair or foul means. The different categories of hackers are divided into three broad categories based on metaphorical hat colour and the distinguishing characteristics of each hacker type is explained in this infographic.