Most Internet users are scared of hackers, and rightfully so. While the terms is sometimes used to describe any computer programmer, it typically has a negative connotation and is used to describe nefarious coders who make digital chaos their mission on the web.
Sometimes, hackers target large companies and steal customers’ credit card data. That data is then sold on the black market, potentially causing huge headaches for victims. And sometimes, hackers target companies or individuals just for fun — they cause as much chaos as possible just because they can.
There is no end in sight for the battle between security researchers and hackers, and now things have gotten even scarier thanks to a new service that makes it shockingly easy for anyone to hire a hacker. More →