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What is a Script Kiddie | Definition and Meaning

Last modified on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

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Defining Script Kiddie

A script kiddie hacker is a malicious actor with low technical skills who uses pre-made scripts, programs, or other tools made by far more knowledgeable users. Script kiddies are typically motivated by a desire to show off their technical prowess, gain recognition among their peers, or take part in activities that they find exciting and challenging. They may also be motivated by a need for revenge or a desire to cause disruption or chaos.

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