What is a Malicious Script?
Malicious scripts are fragments of code that have been modified by threat actors for nefarious purposes. Cyber threat actors hide them in legitimate websites, third-party scripts, and other places to compromise the security of client-side web applications and webpages. Malicious scripts most often target customers and users of web applications or websites, since users have no way of knowing that dangerous code exists in these websites or applications and assume the business they are interacting with to be safe and secure.
Malicious scripts enable a variety of client-side cyber attacks, including: