Script kiddie

Updated: 04/12/2021 by Computer Hope
script kiddie

Also called an amateur hacker, a script kiddie is an individual who uses scripts or software written by someone else to exploit or break into a computer system. It is a derogatory term, describing someone who uses malicious tools without knowing how they work or being skilled enough to create them.


The term script kiddie or script kitty may also be used when playing games to describe a player using cheats (scripts) when playing a game.

Amateur, Computer slang, Hacker, Leetspeak, Scriptz, Security terms