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CYBERSECURITY EDUCATION SERIES: WHAT IS MALWARE?
Malware is one of the most pervasive and dangerous techniques cybercriminals employ to steal an organization’s funds and gain access to confidential data. That’s why were’ dedicating the next post in our cybersecurity education series to reviewing what it is, how it works, and what you can do to fight back. Different Types of Malware. Malware comes in many forms, including: Ransomware that locks infected systems until the victim pays a ransom to unlock them. Credential stealers that enter usernames and passwords from email to try to unlock other accounts. Banking trojans which target bank account login information specifically. Keyloggers that record keystrokes account numbers and more. Rootkits, a set of software tools cybercriminals use to gain control of your systems. Cryptocurrency miners, which allow attackers to take over your computer to generate cryptocurrency like bitcoin. READ MORE