Script Kiddie

A script kiddie is a term for an inexperienced attacker of computer systems that uses tools developed by experienced computer people such as hackers. A script kiddie may use hacker tools provided by hackers but the script kiddie may know very little about how computer systems operate. Script kiddies may scan a large number of computer systems for a particular vulnerability before choosing one to attack. Many script kiddies are spammers who try to break into computers so they can use them to send illegal email.