A Script kiddie is a person who uses scripts and programs developed by others for the purpose of compromising computer accounts, files and launching attacks on whole computer systems (see DoS), and in general does not have the ability to write said programs on their own. Such programs have included WinNuke applications and BackOrifice2K .

Often applied as a derogatory term for individuals who do not contribute to the development of new security-related programs, especially exploits, but rather benefit from the work of others.