What is malware?
When many people think of malware, they think of a computer virus. This name is prevalently thrown-around when describing a cyberattack. However, when looking at the term malware, it actually encompasses a broader scope of computer attacks that can be sub-classified.
According to Cisco, “[m]alware is intrusive software that is designed to damage and destroy computers and computer systems. Malware is a contraction for ‘malicious software.'”
The article later goes on to describe seven main types of malware (“What is Malware”). The following is a list of the seven:
- Trojan virus
- Fileless malware
In order to understand what each of these are and to find out more information, you can visit the following link:
“What Is Malware? – Definition and Examples.” Cisco, Cisco, 9 Feb. 2022, https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/security/advanced-malware-protection/what-is-malware.html#~how-malware-works.