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What does cracker stand for?

cracker stands for criminal hacker

This definition appears frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:

  • Information technology (IT) and computers
  • Slang/chat, popular culture

Samples in periodicals archive:

Bush administrations, told Khaleej Times the banks were remiss in having no alarm sytem in place when the debit card limits were increased by the criminal hackers.
Apple hardware has notably evaded the attention of hackers who tend to target PCs that run the Windows operating system; however, the criminal hackers are now taking the time to learn techniques of infiltrating the system.