Overview#Malicious Software (malware) is any software used to disrupt computer or mobile operations, gather data, gain access to private computer systems, or display unwanted advertising which we refer to as an Unfortunate event
Many Names#There are many names for Malicious Software.
Many early infectious programs, including the first Internet Worm, were written as experiments or pranks. Today, malware is used by both Attackers and government Entity, to steal personal, financial, or business information.
Malicious Software Example#Mirai (malware) is a malware that turns networked devices running Linux into remotely controlled bots that can be used as part of a botnet in large-scale network Attack and provides Attack Orchestrator.
More Information#There might be more information for this subject on one of the following:
- Buffer overflow
- USB Attack
- Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report