A person, usually a teenage male, with minimal knowledge of computer systems
that executes code (often called "exploits
") or follows procedures created by more knowledgeable people to break into computer systems or commit "denial of service
) attacks against other people. These kids are often portrayed by the media and other non-technically savvy parties as being very intelligent and having tremendous technical knowledge despite the fact that very few of these so-called "hackers
" can write their own computer programs (of any sort) or even possess even the most rudimentary technical understanding of the underlying systems that they are attacking or using (e.g., CPU architecture
, network protocols, algorithms, etc). The wide-spread and trivial availability of these exploits/scripts for "hacking" and denial-of-service
attacks allows these kids to cause serious problems from time-to-time and thus they get themselves into trouble way out of proportion to their skill set.
To leap to the assumption that one of these script kids
has significant computer knowledge based ...
a person, usually claiming to be a "hacker" who uses a another hackers' or programmers' program, or code, to execute the exploit, or code, to gain full access to a computer, and then say that 'they did it'. this can also be contributed to those who use scripts for denial of service, or other attacks, and also claim, that it was of their doing.
yeah man, i hacked that IIS server with ease -or- yeah, yahoo.com just went offline man!