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Definition Edit

A grey hat is a "hacker[] [who] often want[s] to support the wider community, making cyberspace more secure by using their skills against wrong-doers.[1]

Overview Edit

"As they are doing it without proper authorisation and generally without the consent of the targets of their actions, their behaviour can sometimes be regarded as criminal; however, the grey hats justify their activities with the higher good they want to achieve."[2]

References Edit

  1. Peacetime Regime for State Activities in Cyberspace: International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy, at 5.
  2. Id.

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