Internet and Network Attacks (Malware (malicious software (Common types of…
Internet and Network Attacks
consists of programs that act without a user's knowledge and deliberately alter the operations of computers and mobile devices.
Common types of Malware
A potentially damaging program that affects, or infects, a computer or mobile device negatively by
altering the way the computer or device works
without the user's
knowledge or permission.
for example in memory or on a network,
using up resources
shutting down the computer
, device, or network.
copies itself repeatedly
hides within or looks like a legitimate program.
does not replicate itself to other computers or devices.
A program that hides in a computer or mobile device and allows someone from a
to take full control of the computer or device.
a program placed on a computer or mobile device without the user's knowledge that secretly collects information about the user and then communicates the information it collects to some outside source while the user is online.
A program that displays an online advertisement in a banner or pop-up window on webpages, email messages, or other Internet services.
a group of compromised computers / mobile devices (Zombie) connected to a network
Denial of service attack (DoS attack)
disrupts computer access to Internet services
a program / a set of instructions in a program that allow users to bypass security controls
a technique intruders use to make their network / Internet transmission appear legitimate
hardware &/ software that