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What is Stuxnet

What Is the Stuxnet Worm Computer Virus?

Stuxnet worm is a rootkit exploit. The Stuxnet worm is targeted at data acquisition (SCADA) systems and supervisory control. On the other side, it is vital to know that the SCADA systems are used for industrial control systems and this…

Zeus Trojan Virus

What is Zeus Malware?

The Zeus malware, also known as the ZeuS or Zbot, is a Trojan Horse used to steal confidential information from the victims’ computers. The primary ways by which Zeus malware infects a computer are through phishing attacks and drive-by downloads.…

what is conficker

What is Conficker Worm?

Conficker is a computer worm developed by malware authors to infect Windows computers with the vulnerability (MS08-067) and spread the infection to other such vulnerable Windows computers connected to the network without any human intervention. It is also called Downadup.…

What is Koobface?

Koobface is a type of computer worm that infects unwary users through social media platforms like Facebook. It infects computers of unwary users in an attempt to gather sensitive information such as credit card numbers. The Koobface worm can connect…

What is Boot Sector Virus?

What are boot sector viruses and how can I prevent them?

Computer Virus Even before we try to understand what a boot sector virus is, let us understand what is a computer virus. In the online world, the term computer virus refers to a malicious program that auto-multiplies by copying itself…

botnet attacks

What is a Bot?

Bots are Internet robots also known as crawlers, spiders, and web bots. They are automated programs developed for performing repetitive tasks. With the computing power available to programmers, bots have been developed to execute tasks at extremely high speeds, unbelievable…

What is What is Pharming

What is Pharming?

The word Pharming is coined from the words “phishing” and “farming”. It refers to the cybercrime activities such as phishing, where a website’s traffic is hacked in order to steal the sensitive data. Basically, Pharming utilizes the sequence of letters…

Computer Worm

What is the Morris Worm?

The Morris worm was released on November 2nd, 1988 by Robert Tappan Morris. It was the first of computer worms to be distributed on the internet that would not work as planned. Origins As mentioned above, the worm virus was…

cybercrime

What is Crimeware? How to Protect Yourself from Crimeware?

Crimeware is a set of programs or any computer program that has been designed to facilitate illegal activity online. Many spyware programs, keyloggers, and browser hijackers can be considered crimeware, although only those used illicitly. The phishing kit is one…

browser hijacker

What is Browser Hijacking?

Browser hijacking is a kind of unwanted program that changes a browser’s settings without a user’s approval, to inject unwanted promotion into the user’s browser. A browser hijacker may substitute the actual home page, 404 pages, or search page with…

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