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Malware, short for malicious software, is any software used to disrupt computer operations, gather sensitive information, gain access to private computer systems, or display unwanted advertising. Malicious software was called computer virus before the term malware was coined in 1990 by Yisrael Radai. The first category of malware propagation concerns parasitic software fragments that attach themselves to some existing executable content. The fragment may be machine code that infects some existing application, utility, or system program, or even the code used to boot a computer system. Malware is defined by its malicious intent, acting against the requirements of the computer user, and does not include software that causes unintentional harm due to some deficiency.

Malware may be stealthy, intended to steal information or spy on computer users for an extended period without their knowledge, as for example Regin, or it may be designed to cause harm, often as sabotage (e.g., Stuxnet), or to extort payment (CryptoLocker). ‘Malware’ is an umbrella term used to refer to a variety of forms of hostile or intrusive software, including computer viruseswormstrojan horsesransomwarespywareadwarescareware, and other malicious programs. It can take the form of executable code, scripts, active content, and other software. Malware is often disguised as, or embedded in, non-malicious files. As of 2011 the majority of active malware threats were worms or trojans rather than viruses.

RetDec will turn binaries into something more legible Malware hunting biz and nautical jargon Avast has released its machine-code decompiler RetDec as open source, in the hope of arming like-minded haters of bad bytes and other technically inclined sor...
Malware intended for a “high-impact” attack against safety systems likely would of caused physical damage to a targeted company located in the Middle East.
Researchers at Secureworks say trojan malware is being distributed in phishing emails using the lure of a fake job advert
The malware has been designed to target industrial systems and critical infrastructure.
TRITON malware is discovered after an attack on a safety monitoring system accidentally triggered the shutdown of an industrial process at an undisclosed organization.
Attack will serve as a blueprint for future attacks on other industrial systems.
The Security Connector app monitors network activity across traffic generated by users and applications to combat ransomware and malware on enterprise-managed iOS devices.
In 2017, Kaspersky Labrsquo;s web antivirus detected 15 714 700 unique malicious objects (scripts, exploits, executable files, etc.) and 199 455 606 unique URLs were recognized as malicious by web antivirus components. Kaspersky Lab solutions detected and repelled 1 188 728 338 malicious attacks launched from online resources located in 206 countries all over the world.
Avast's RetDec machine-code decompiler now available for free on Github.
"If there's code that's mining data and hiding itself on a computer without any way of removing it, that's malware, plain and simple."
Telco plans to launch user-friendly cloud security serviceHamburg, Germany. 13 December 2017 - The growth of smartphone usage in the Asia-Pacific region is unstoppable. Between 2013 and 2015 alone, the number of users in Vietnam, Indonesia, India and t...
By Jesse St. Laurent, HPE Chief Technologist, Hyperconverged & SimpliVity Ransomware is a dominant threat to businesses everywhere that is not going away anytime soon.
It’s a reality IT teams acknowledge, but are not always prepared for. Of cour...