Who is a Grey Hat Hacker?

  • The Gray Hats are a group of people who exist between between white and black.
  • Gray Hat hackers like to think they’re helping businesses by accessing their websites and infiltrating their networks without permission, but unauthorized intrusions into a company’s information infrastructure are rarely welcomed.
  • Gray Hat’s true motivation is to flaunt his abilities and attract attention — perhaps even praise — for what he thinks to be a contribution to cybersecurity.
  • They act without malice, but they exploit a security hole in a computer system or network without the owner’s consent or knowledge for the sake of enjoyment.
  • Gray Hats claim that the internet is unsafe for business, and it is their purpose to make it so for individuals and businesses.
  • Despite this, the White Hat community — and much of the cyber world — does not consider their practices to be ethical.