Hacking is a noble pursuit โ€” it's what tinkerers do to create cool new machines and innovate. But the media is obsessed with using the word "hacker" interchangeably with "criminal." That's why IEEE Spectrum magazine has created this helpful chart (click to enlarge), in which they try to separate out the good hacks from the bad. See if you can guess which ones are good and which are bad . . . answers are on the interactive chart at IEEE, where you can check the boxes to show only good hacks, bad ones, or neutral.

I don't think LulzSec and Anonymous belong entirely in the bad category, but I guess there's no place on this chart for chaotic neutral.

Find out which hacks are good and bad via the chart on IEEE Spectrum