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These are often used by hackers to harvest personal information or banking details. Computing (2010)TalkTalk obeyed the law a year ago when it was targeted by hackers who stole confidential information from clients. The Sun (2016)It stressed that the hackers had not accessed IT systems that could affect prize draws or payouts. Times, Sunday Times (2016)One of the new ways hackers can target Macs is by taking advantage of these vulnerabilities and attacking computers from web pages and over a network. Computing (2010)So far there is no sign that Russian hackers gained access to American electronic voting machines. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This seemed ridiculous to me because the hackers were using it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Hackers commonly target those who have been connected for long periods. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The data would allow hackers to gain access remotely to the computers. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Now a journalist and an enigmatic computer hacker must find out what really happened. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He also warned that hackers could potentially steal far more sensitive information than pictures. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The hacker can then use this to find a way to get into the system. Times, Sunday Times (2008)And hackers are increasingly targeting churches precisely for that reason. Christianity Today (2000)Hackers can also use oldfashioned ways of getting into sites by stealing access details. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The most important is to make your computer safe, so that hackers cannot access personal data. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In some cases hackers monitored targets' computer usage remotely. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Security experts suggested that the hackers gained access to the internal network of an American credit agency. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Experts yesterday warned that hackers can use Snapchat to view phone numbers and other personal data. The Sun (2013)But she's suddenly targeted by a hacker and ends up battling an online stalker. The Sun (2015)If opened, it allows hackers to access information on that computer. The Sun (2014)Avoid using Bluetooth in public places or you could be targeted by hackers. Times, Sunday Times (2010)As the hackers vowed to target other websites this weekend, it was unclear where the moral high ground lay. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The recording will be highly embarrassing for the Met and will lead to questions about how hackers managed to access the call. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But the film had been posted by a hacker who gained access to the club's video vault and has since been taken down. The Sun (2014)IT'S computer hackers who make home PC users spend a fortune on security. The Sun (2009)BRITAIN and India will strike a new security deal today in a bid to thwart Chinese hackers. The Sun (2013)Her campaign has been dogged by controversy over the unusual email arrangements and claims that she made classified information vulnerable to Chinese and Russian hackers. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Plus, if the hacker has used your broadband to log on to an illegal site, this will be traced back to your wireless router. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The kinds of techniques that'bad' hackers use are exactly the same as those employed by those who maintain the security and integrity of their own systems. Times, Sunday Times (2015)As access control is now performed from outside the computer, a hacker will not be able to "cover his footprints", which will make detection easier. Corporate Cloak and Dagger (1994)
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British English: hacker /ˈhækə/ NOUN
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.
- American English: hacker
- Arabic: قُرْصان الكُمْبيوتِر كمبيوتر
- Brazilian Portuguese: hacker
- Chinese: 电脑黑客
- Croatian: haker
- Czech: hacker PC
- Danish: hacker
- Dutch: hacker
- European Spanish: pirata informático
- Finnish: hakkeri
- French: pirate informatique
- German: Hacker
- Greek: χάκερ
- Italian: pirata informatico
- Japanese: ハッカー
- Korean: 해커
- Norwegian: hacker
- Polish: haker
- European Portuguese: pirata informático
- Romanian: infractor cibernetic
- Russian: хакер
- Spanish: pirata informático
- Swedish: hackare
- Thai: ผู้ที่ชำนาญในการใช้เครื่องคอมพิวเตอร์ในทางที่ผิดกฎหมาย
- Turkish: hacker
- Ukrainian: хакер
- Vietnamese: tin tặc
Definition of hacker from the Collins English Dictionary
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