Where does cracking come from?
Any number of things can motivate a cracker, ranging from financial gain, to furthering a cause, or maliciousness for its own sake, or just because they like a challenge. As such, cracking can come from anywhere. However, cracking, unlike hacking, relies more on persistent repetition of a handful of fairly well-known tricks in order to break into systems, rather than cleverly exploiting the system’s weaknesses. As a result, most crackers are in fact only sub-par hackers.