Logic Bomb Law and Legal Definition

Logic Bomb is a programming code that is hidden in a program or system that causes something to happen when the user performs a certain action or when certain conditions are met. Logic bomb is added to the software of an application or operating system that lies dormant until a predetermined period of time or event occurs, triggering the code into action. Logic bombs typically are malicious in intent, acting in the same ways as a virus or Trojan Horse once activated. A logic bomb, which can be downloaded along with a corrupted shareware or freeware program, can destroy data, violate system security, or erase the hard drive. Logic Bomb is also called slag code.