What is a Hacker? - Definition & Overview - Quiz & Worksheet


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What is the difference between a 'white hat' and 'grey hat' hacker?

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1. What are the three different types of hackers?

2. Which hacker seeks to steal money, hold computer and network systems for ransom and possibly destroy computer systems?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the three types of hackers. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the characteristics of different types of hackers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • The difference between 'white hat' and 'gray hat' hackers
  • Types of hackers
  • Hacktivist groups

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related computer hacker lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as 'black hat' and 'white hat' hackers
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding 'ethical' hackers
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about types of hackers

Additional Learning

To learn more about computer hackers, review the accompanying lesson, What is a Hacker? - Definition & Overview. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the definition of a hacker
  • Understand the activities and goals of hackers
  • Differentiate between types of hackers and their purposes