Script kiddies, also known as skiddie, skid, script bunny, or script-running juveniles, are individuals who use someone else’s writings to break into computer systems (Anderson, 2018). Unlike the professional hackers, they are amateurs, and so in breaking into the system, they seek for quantity rather than the quality of attacks. To them, making a lot of aggression is the only way they can become famous. Besides, the main reason why script kiddies generate various attacks on the computer system is just for mere thrills and as a way of showing off to their peers (Bhardwaj & Goundar, 2020). However, since script kiddies are still not professional hackers, and since they lack technical expertise for the operation, they usually leave a trail of their actions. Even though they are not as experienced as professional hackers, the effects of their actions are too advanced as they cause damage to people’s websites. Therefore, just like hackers, they can be held liable to criminal charges.
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