I'm doing a presentation on the Hackerspaces movement at a conference where the white hat hacker idea might not be so well known and wanted a Free 'Stock Photo' of a hacker to use as a parody. Couldn't find anything that I didn't have to pay for so my buddy and I staged this in the MakeHackVoid Hackerspace. Feel free to shop out the watermark if it doesn't fit in with your style, just remember to credit me somewhere. Photographer: angusgr.

As long as there is data on the internet there will be people who want to get their hands on it regardless of legality. These are hackers. Some behave as social activists, leading groups like Anonymous and supply WikiLeaks with new information. Other just seek to enrich themselves by jeopardizing the systems of others.