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What is Logic Bomb in cyber security?

Malicious code that triggers a destructive action at a specific time or event.

A logic bomb is a piece of malicious code that is inserted into a software system and set to trigger a destructive action when certain conditions are met, such as a specific date and time or the execution of a particular command. Logic bombs can delete files, corrupt data, or cause other damage. They are often planted by insiders with access to the system. Detecting logic bombs can be challenging, but regular code reviews, monitoring, and stringent access controls can help mitigate the risk.