In the computer security context, a hacker is someone who seeks and exploits weaknesses in a computer system or computer network. Hackers may be motivated by a multitude of reasons, such as profit, protest, challenge, enjoyment, or to evaluate those weaknesses to assist in removing them. The subculture that has evolved around hackers is often referred to as the computer underground and is now a known community.
While other uses of the word hacker exist that are not related to computer security, such as referring to someone with an advanced understanding of computers and computer networks, they are rarely used in mainstream context. They are subject to the longstanding hacker definition controversy about the term's true meaning. In this controversy, the term hacker is reclaimed by computer programmers who argue that someone who breaks into computers, whether computer criminal (black hats) or computer security expert (white hats), is more appropriately called a cracker instead. Some white hat hackers claim that they also deserve the title hacker, and that only black hats should be called "crackers".
Hacker, in computing, is a term that refers to a highly skilled computer expert. Depending on the field of computing it has slightly different meanings, and in some contexts has controversial moral and ethical connotations. On it's original sense refers to a person in any one of the communities and hacker subcultures:
Hacker (computer security). People involved with circumvention of computer security. This primarily concerns unauthorized remote computer break-ins via communication networks such as the Internet (Black hats), but also includes those who debug or fix security problems (White hats), and the morally ambiguous Grey hats.
In peacetime the rank of Full General is reserved for the Commander of Finnish Defence Forces. Sometimes a General's branch of service is indicated in the rank. So far Finland has had seventeen of jalkaväenkenraali (General of Infantry), a few of jääkärikenraali (Jägergeneral), two of ratsuväenkenraali (General of Cavalry) and one tykistönkenraali (General of Artillery). Marshal Mannerheim himself was the other one of the two Generals of Cavalry before his promotion to Field Marshal.
The General was inaugurated in 1937, and carried coaches and Pullmans. It received some new lightweight equipment in 1938 as part of the fleet of modernism, but it was mostly heavyweight until 1940. It was the only "Fleet of Modernism" train to be streamlined without an observation car. It lost its coaches when the Advance General was inaugurated in 1940. It was re-equipped with lightweight sleeping cars from both the pre-war Broadway, and new cars from post-war orders. At this time, it also carried the Broadway's pre-war observation cars. In 1951 the General lost its all-Pullman status when it was combined with the all-coach Trail Blazer for non-peak travel periods only. In 1952 this consolidation became permanent, and by 1960, the Trail Blazer name was dropped. In 1967 the General was renamed the Broadway Limited when that train lost its numbers and all-Pullman status.
Normally the word "general" is not used in the Swiss military, with three-star commandants de corps the highest-ranking officers in the army. Under the Constitution, the Federal Council, which acts as the country's head of state, can command only 4,000 soldiers, with a time limit of three weeks of mobilisation. For it to field more service personnel, the Federal Assembly must elect a General who is given four stars. Thus, the General is elected by the Federal Assembly to give him the same democratic legitimacy as the Federal Council.
The general is elected by a joint session of the Federal Assembly, known as the United Federal Assembly, wherein both the 200-seat National Council and 46-seat Council of States join together on a 'one member, one vote' basis. The Federal Assembly retains the sole power to dismiss the General, but the General remains subordinate to the Federal Council by the Council's ability to demobilise and hence making the position of General redundant.
The first two are cyber frauds for financial gain, while the third is social engineering, to defraud or to launch a targeted cyber attack. Cyber fraud is not unidirectional, where raising a firewall may solve it for you ... The bad actors are generally professional hackers, inside actors or fraudsters ... Very resourceful and always ahead of the curve ... .
The NWS was predicting that snow would begin in south-central South Dakota and central Nebraska late tonight and move into the Yankton area during drive time Tuesday morning, NWS meteorologist JenniferHacker told the Press & Dakotan ... “I would say, we’re looking generally in the 30-35 mile-per-hour range (for wind),” she said.
NEW DELHI... The billing section and OPD counters soon reported the same error ... During a ransomware attack, the actual files are generally deleted by the malware and replaced by an encrypted replica ... A big worry for investigators is a possible data leak as the hackers generally start leaking information online if their demands are not met in time ... .
To start, let’s look at Twitter’s announcement this summer that a hacker had been in its system for more than six months, and was offering to sell user data from 5.4 million accounts ...Hackers breaching Twitter’s system pose a security problem ... This summer, Meta was fined $403 million by Ireland’s GDPR (GeneralData Protection Regulation) authority.
FTX hacker swaps 29.7k BNB, after FTX, a cryptocurrency exchange faces a massive hit of a $600 million hack on Friday. Amid the ongoing liquidity crisis as per today’s report, the FTX hacker becomes the 31st largest Eth holder ... After the insolvency, The hacker sends digital assets from multiple FTX and FTX US wallets on a regular basis.
Medibank remains steadfast in its refusal to pay a ransom to hackers who stole customer data, as the health insurer holds its annual general meeting. Executives on Wednesday stood by their call not to pay a ransom to Russian hackers who stole millions of customers' personal data ... Another cyber attack in Australia with hackers gaining...
... regardless of where they are,” the minister said at a joint press conference with Attorney-GeneralMark Dreyfus ... The operation “sends an important message to criminals and hackers intending to do harm – Australia will fight back,” the attorney-general said.
On Thursday, hackers demanded $10 million to stop leaking highly sensitive records stolen from a major Australian healthcare company, as they uploaded yet more intimate details about customers ... On Thursday, the hackers uploaded a second batch of files to a dark web forum, with more sensitive details about hundreds of Medibank customers.
Hackers are demanding US$10 million to stop leaking sensitive records they stole from Medibank, Australia's largest private health insurer.— AFP... Hackers on Thursday demanded US$10 million to stop leaking highly sensitive records stolen from a major Australian healthcare company, as they uploaded yet more intimate details about customers.