Monday, February 24, 2014
courtesy of securingthehuman.org
Malware is software that is designed to allow its author or user to gain control of another person's computer or mobile device.
Malware is no longer created by just curious hobbyists or amateur hackers, but by sophisticated cyber criminals to help them achieve specific goals. These goals can include:
For example, malware known as Cryptolocker is used by cyber criminals to infect and encrypt all of the files on your computer. These cyber criminals then demand a ransom in exchange for decrypting your files.