Since I have decided to use a Hacker character and some hacking elements in the story, I have bee doing research on hacking and different aspects of the culture. The results have been really interesting. If you thought that the hacker was a social pariah with no people skills who sat locked in a basement on a strange looking computer, you’re going to be surprised if you dig just a little into the life of very real and famous hackers.
I would suggest watching some of the videos on you tube from Def Con, like What Happens When You Steal a Hacker’s Computer.
The character that turns out to be the Hacker is actually from the Keep Austin
Weird Safe e-book.