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What is Malware

Malware is any program or file that harms a computer or its user.  Common types of malware include computer viruses, ransomware, worms, trojan horses, spyware, keyloggers, logic bombs, bots/botnets, adware & spyware, and rootkits.

These programs can steal, encrypt or delete sensitive data, alter or hijack key computing functions, and monitor the victim's computer activity.  To mitigate or prevent malware attacks, organizations can develop security policies, implement security awareness training, use app-based multi-factor authentication, install anti-malware & spam filters, change default operating system policies, and perform routine vulnerability assessments.  An organization's security and data protection program should have a plan in place that mitigates risk to systems and networks arising from four common types of malicious software: trojans, spyware, viruses, and ransomware.

Here are the most common offenders in the rogues’ gallery of malware: