What is malware? Everything you need to know

Malware is shorthand for malicious software. It is software developed by cyber attackers with the intention of gaining access or causing damage to a computer or network, often while the victim remains oblivious to the fact there’s been a compromise. A common alternative description of malware is ‘computer virus’ — although are big differences between these types malicious programs. Cyber attacks and malware are one of the biggest threats on the internet. Learn about the different types of malware – and how to avoid falling victim to attacks.

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