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L33TElite (hacker term)
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If you are older than fifteen and only use your computer for e-mail and balancing your checkbook, or--quel horreur--have no computer at all, then you probably aren't familiar with the preferred online communication style of online gaming geeks, hacker wannabees, and adolescent chatroom denizens: l33t, pronounced "leet.
Supposedly, l33t (also written 1337 and l33+) arose as a way to beat automatic government surveillance programs (especially the fabled Echelon program) that looked for keywords in online postings.
The hacker wrote on the Durham site on November 6: "U have been owned by L33T hacker Ali Mani.