What is malware?

Malware is brief for Malicious Software. it’s software that’s specially designed to harm computer data in how or the opposite. Malware have evolved with technology & has taken full advantage of latest technological developments.

Malware consists of programming (code, scripts, active content, and other software) designed to disrupt or deny operations, gather information that results in loss of privacy or exploitation, gain unauthorized access to system resources and other abusive behavior.


Types of malware

The category of malware is predicated upon different parameters like how it affects the system, functionality or the intent of the program, spreading mechanism, and whether the program asks for user’s permission or consent before performing certain operations. a number of the commonly encountered malwares are:

  • Backdoor
  • Botnet
  • Downloader
  • Launcher
  • Rootkit
  • HackTool
  • Rogue application
  • Scareware
  • Worm or Virus
  • Credential-stealing program, etc.


Malware analysis

Malware analysis is a way of finding, analyzing & investigating various properties of malware to seek out the culprits and reason for the attack. The method also includes tasks like checking out the malicious code, determining its entry, method of propagation, impact on the system, ports it tries to use etc.

Malware analysis is becoming more and more important as high-tech criminals are more dangerous than ever. The consequences of malware for businesses and organizations go far beyond economic damage but also reputation and risk of legal trouble. The only way to protect sensitive business data is to respond to malware quickly and accurately.

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