Once there was this game called Uplink: Hacker Elite which let you play as a hacker working for a worldwide company providing work for hackers. You gain money to improve your software, hardware, skills and you can either get involved in the storyline or ignore it completely. The game is reminiscent of Hollywood style hacking like those in Hackers or Swordfish. Overall it was a fun game. If you're interested, you can purchase Uplink: Hacker Elite directly from GOG or Steam.