malicious code

What is malicious code?

malicious code meaning in Internet terms is Definition: Program code intended to perform an unauthorized function or process that will have adverse impact on the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of an information system.
Extended Definition: Includes software, firmware, and scripts.
Related Term(s): malicious logic
Adapted from: CNSSI 4009. NIST SP 800-53 Rev 4

 

reference: Glossary | National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies

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