Malware is malicious software designed to compromise computer devices and IT networks. There are different objectives of injecting malware into a computer system. Some examples include:
- Installing ransomware
- Installing monitoring software (spyware)
- Recruiting devices into a botnet
- Installing viruses
- Breaching sensitive data
Malware is usually injected into a system when a user interacts with an email or website containing infected links - a cyberattack method known as phishing.
Common Types of Malware
There are 10 common types of malware.
- Logic Bombs