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    A Hacker is an individual who is very good at writing and understanding computer code and who sometimes uses this ability with malicious intent.

    Hackers have become synonymous with cyber-criminals, even though originally the term did not have negative connotations.

    The cyber-crimes committed by hackers commonly involve either cracking passwords to steal credit card details for monetary gain or the commandeering of other people’s computers or networks for spying or denial-of-service attacks.

    Example usage:

    “Those hackers cracked my account and transferred my paycheck to the Cayman Islands!”.

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