Cyber Awareness - Methods of Attacking

Methods Of Attacking Your Personal Details:

Malware - Ransomware - Spyware

Malware is a type of software designed to allow criminals to achieve their objectives.

Ransomware is a type of malicious program that demands payment after launching a cyber attack on a computer system. This type of malware has become increasingly popular among criminals and costs organisations millions each year.

Spyware/adware can be installed on your computer when you open attachments, click on links or download infected software.

Viruses - Worms - Trojans

A virus is a small piece of code that can replicate itself and spread from one computer to another by attaching itself to another computer file.

Worms are self-replicating and do not require a program to attach themselves to. Worms continually look for vulnerabilities and report back to the worm author when weaknesses are discovered.

A Trojan virus is a program that appears to perform one function (for example, virus removal) but actually performs malicious activity when executed.

How They Attack:

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