|“||The world isn't run by weapons anymore, or energy or money. It's run by little ones and zeroes, little bits of data. It's all just electrons.||„|
|~ Cosmo talking about how the world is now run by computers.|
They are commonly confused with the similar-but-not-quite-so Hackers. In actual facts, a hacker is a more neutral term, one that only means being skilled at making machines in general do things outside their original specifications while Crackers use these skills illegally or at least immorally. As such, all Crackers are Hackers but it is not always vice-versa.
Sadly, these are another kind of Real-Life Villains whose work examples can be found in proof of cybersecurity breaches and other cyberattacks; they have become especially more prevalent in the modern eras since the rise of the new age of technology.
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