Black hat

Black hat

A black hat is the villain or bad guy, especially in a western movie in which such a character would wear a black hat in contrast to the hero's white hat. The phrase is often used figuratively, especially in computing slang, where it refers to a hacker that breaks into networks or computers, or creates computer viruses.

Black Hat Hacker

Black Hat Hackers, who may also be known as Crackers, are Hackers, who specialise in unathorized penetration of information systems. They may use computers to attack systems for profit, for fun, or for political motivations, as part of a social cause. Such penetration often involves modification and/or destruction of data, and is done without authorization. They also may distribute computer viruses, Internet Worms, and deliver spam through the use of botnets.

Search Engine Optimization

In recent years, the terms black hat and white hat have been applied to the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) industry. Black hat SEO tactics, also called spamdexing, attempt to redirect search results to particular target pages in a fashion that is against the search engines' terms of service, whereas white hat methods are generally approved by the search engines.

In Movies

In the movie industry a Black hat was someone in a western movie in which such a character would wear a black hat in contrast to the hero's white hat.

Notable black hat villains in movies:

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