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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.

State-backed hackers are trying to deliver information-stealing malware to people interested in cyber security with malicious documents about a real conference.
If you downloaded and installed stuff from Eltima yesterday, you are totally screwed It's going to be an unpleasant weekend for some Mac users who are facing a complete system wipe and reinstall – after hackers stashed malware in legitimate application...
Malware dubbed IOTroop that researchers say is "worse than Mirai" has already infected one million businesses worldwide.
There is no simple answer to the question 'Are we protected against the latest brand-name malware attack?' But there is a smart one.
Supply-chain attack saw data-stealing Proton RAT loaded into legitimate downloads of Elmedia Player and Folx applications by Eltima Software.
Canuck NSA/GCHQ equivalent open-sources 'Assemblyline', to make us all as safe as Canada Canada's Communications Security Establishment has open-sourced its own malware detection tool.…
Marcus Hutchins, awaiting trial, can now live and work unencumbered in LA.
'Magniber' ransomware could potentially be an experiment by people behind the Cerber ransomware family.
Google has removed eight malware-infected applications from the Play Store and addressed a remote code execution flaw in Chrome.
Redmond wags its finger A few weeks ago, Google paid Microsoft $7,500 after Redmond's security gurus found, exploited and reported a vulnerability in the Chrome browser – a flaw that would allow malicious webpages to run malware on PCs.…