There have been some notorious cybercriminals over the years, but only a select few hackers have swapped ‘black’ hats for ‘white’.In hacking terms, ‘black’ hats are usually used for the bad guys. They hack the innocent victims, pilfer personal and sensitive data for financial gain and remain largely in the shadows of enterprise IT networks. They’re forever chased by law enforcement.‘White’ hats, by contrast, are the good guys. They are security researchers, who spend their time hacking to find vulnerabilities, and then inform enterprises and web developers of the changes that need to be made.There has been a clear distinction between both and there are enough of them around.
Read on, source: 5 hackers who came over from the dark side