Malware Definition

KZero Staff
Jul 31, 2023

Malware is software that disrupts, damages, or gains unauthorized access to a computer system. Cybercriminals will use various methods to access a system maliciously, and frequently malware is the tool they use to carry out their unlawful activities. Malware software, more commonly known as a computer virus, encompasses many specific attacks such as ransomware, spyware, command and control, and more.

The main objective of malware is to take control of the victim’s computer without their knowledge and carry out various criminal activities, from intrusion to disruption and extortion, and outright theft.

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