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Security+ Domain 1.1
Given a scenario determine the type of Malware
Terms in this set (12)
A piece of code that is capable of copying itself and typically has a detrimental effect, such as corrupting the system or destroying data
A type of ransomware that encrypts the user's data.
a software program capable of reproducing itself that can spread from one computer to the next over a network
a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid.
A set of software tools used by an attacker to hide the actions or presence of other types of malicious software.
a malicious program that records keystrokes.
software that automatically displays or downloads advertising material (often unwanted) when a user is online.
software that enables a user to obtain covert information about another's computer activities by transmitting data covertly from their hard drive.
A computer that has been compromised through a malware infection and can be controlled remotely by a cyber criminal.
Remote Access Trojan (RAT)
A remote administration tool maliciously installed as a Trojan horse to give a remote user some level of control of the infected system. Important part of a botnet.
• Symptoms: Usually undetectable until activated. System damage, data loss.
• Action: Restore system from backups.
Computer code that lies dormant until it is triggered by a specific logical event.
Method of bypassing security in a system, built in by the system designers.
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