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Hackers move from dark basements to world stage

They have caused havoc and made news in recent years
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 05:50
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BEHIND THE MASK In hacker groups, amazing code or stunning exploits are revered and personal glory-seeking abhorred, says Ms Coleman.

San Francisco

HACKERS are shaking off their reputations as nerdy, loner basement dwellers and rebranding themselves on the world stage as members of Internet age tribes with offbeat codes of conduct and capricious goals.

Clans of hackers such as Anonymous, LulzSec and Lizard Squad