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