29 February 2024

Malware

Malware describes malicious applications or code that damage or disrupt the normal use of endpoint devices. When a device becomes infected with malware, you may experience unauthorized access, compromised data, or being locked out of the device unless you pay a ransom.

People who distribute malware, known as cybercriminals, are motivated by money and will use infected devices to launch attacks, such as to obtain banking credentials, collect personal information that can be sold, sell access to computing resources, or extort payment information from victims.