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hacker (ˈhækə Pronunciation for hacker



  1. a person that hacks
  2. (slang) a computer fanatic, esp one who through a personal computer breaks into the computer system of a company, government, etc


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= fraudster, black hat, white hat, cybercriminal, script kiddie, hacktivist, intruder

Translations for 'hacker'

  • British English: hackerPronunciation for hacker A computer hacker is someone who tries to break into computer systems, especially in order to get secret information.Once inside their systems, the hackers stole information.ˈhækə NOUN
  • Arabic: قُرْصان الكُمْبيوتِرPronunciation for قُرْصان الكُمْبيوتِركمبيوتر
  • Brazilian Portuguese: hackerPronunciation for hacker
  • Chinese: 电脑黑客Pronunciation for 电脑黑客
  • Croatian: hakerPronunciation for haker hakerica
  • Czech: hackerPronunciation for hackerPC
  • Danish: hackerPronunciation for hacker
  • Dutch: hackerPronunciation for hacker
  • European Spanish: pirata informáticoPronunciation for pirata informático
  • Finnish: hakkeriPronunciation for hakkeri
  • French: pirate informatiquePronunciation for pirate informatique
  • German: HackerPronunciation for Hacker Hackerin
  • Greek: χάκερPronunciation for χάκερ
  • Italian: pirata informaticoPronunciation for pirata informatico
  • Japanese: ハッカーPronunciation for ハッカー
  • Korean: 해커Pronunciation for 해커
  • Norwegian: hackerPronunciation for hacker
  • Polish: hakerPronunciation for haker hakerka
  • Portuguese: pirata informáticoPronunciation for pirata informático
  • Romanian: infractor cibernetic infractori cibernetici
  • Russian: хакерPronunciation for хакер
  • Spanish: pirata informáticoPronunciation for pirata informático
  • Swedish: hackarePronunciation for hackare
  • Thai: ผู้ที่ชำนาญในการใช้เครื่องคอมพิวเตอร์ในทางที่ผิดกฎหมายPronunciation for ผู้ที่ชำนาญในการใช้เครื่องคอมพิวเตอร์ในทางที่ผิดกฎหมาย
  • Turkish: hackerPronunciation for hacker
  • Ukrainian: хакер
  • Vietnamese: tin tặcPronunciation for tin tặc

Example Sentences Including 'hacker'

A SUSPECTED master computer hacker has been arrested by police in a joint operation with the FBI.
Sun, News of the World (2002)
Armed with these, the hacker can greatly widen the scope of his nefarious activities.
Glasgow Herald (2002)
Either Mr Chambers sent them about like greeting cards, or old Harvey was a good enough hacker to give Microsoft a migraine.
Anita Anderson SOMEBODY (2002)
I've never let you down yet,' the hacker said, his mouse pointer already moving across the screen.
Icosystem's software could also combine portions of different hacker programs to see any more complex attacks that evolve.
New Scientist (2004)
It may not just be information that the hacker is attempting to extract from your organization.
Croft, James Corporate Cloak and Dagger
Maybe I should say I've been a self-employed computer hacker.
Anita Anderson SOMEBODY (2002)
The hacker had Googled "how to shut down a Cisco router" for instructions on how to conduct this operation.
canada.com (2004)
The virus has the ability to guess the user's password thus giving easy access to the hacker.
Samachar (2004)


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