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Script kiddies are less-experienced hackers who rely on existing software and tools to launch cyber attacks. A script kiddie is also known as a “skiddie” or “skid.” While security professionals often create their tools, script kiddies rely on off-the-shelf exploits, scripts, and tools for their cyber-attacks. Script kiddies usually find the most straightforward routes to hacking a system and do not invest much idea or energy into performing an attack. Because script kiddies often lack knowledge not only of the tools they’re using but also of the systems they’re targeting, the impact of their attacks is usually unpredictable.
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