Cyber threat: malware
Cyber threat: malwareClick image to enlargeMalicious software, or malware, is used by cyber criminals, hacktivists and nation states to disrupt computer operations, steal personal or professional data, bypass access controls and otherwise cause harm to the host system. Appearing in the form of executable code, scripts, active content or other software variants, there are many different classes of malware which possess varying means of infecting machines and propagating themselves.
“Malware has remained at the heart of incidents affecting every sector, making up 30% of incidents reported to CERT-UK, and with the vast majority of these incidents allowing unauthorised access to a network or information held on it. Malware remains the greatest threat to cyber-security in the UK.”(National Cyber Security Centre 2016: 2)
Your taskExplore the different types of malware and their impact.
ReferencesNational Cyber Security Centre (2016) CERT-UK Annual Report 2015/16 [online]. available from https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/news/cert-uk-annual-report-201516 [20 August 2019]
The Cyber Security Landscape
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