Although hackers have been under a microscope since celebrity nude photos have been released, some are being applauded for the good they do in the world.
For the 2014 fall TV season, one show has focused on the good hackers do in the world (not leaking nude photos of A-List celebrities).
"Hackers are often unfairly portrayed as super-bad people, super-evil people," Nick Santora, executive producer of Scorpion, the new CBS show about hackers who help solve high-tech threats told USA Today last week. "The truth is, hackers can provide a valuable service. They can uncover government misdeeds, unfair corporate practices.
"Hackers have a skill set that most people don't have. It's a skill set that's really useful and important. They're the watchers of the watchers."
Santora continued that he likes showing these guys as "heroes" since mostly they get a bad rap in the world. "When you hear the word 'hack,' it has a negative connotation in society," Santora said. "But in society I believe there are many more people who are hoping to do good than to do bad. It's the same with hackers."
The bad people are the ones who recently leaked celebrity nude photos of such stars as Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence and Jessie J.
CBS will also soon capitalize on the hacking craze by debuting CSI: Cyber midseason with Bow Wow as the star.
Scorpion airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.