‘Malware’ is short form for ‘malicious software’. ‘Malware’ encompasses viruses, worms, Trojan horse, ransomware etc
Examples of malware include: Wannacry ransomware
Destruction produced by malware: computers will freeze, the computer can be used to launch attacks, the computer will crash, your data will be maliciously deleted etc.
Jayanthi Manikandan has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from India and a Master’s degree in Information systems with a specialization in Information security from Detroit, MI, USA. She has written blogs for Simplilearn, Whizlabs software, InfoSec institute and Jigsaw academy. She has created e-learning videos for Whizlabs software and Twenty19.
She has been passionate about Information security and has several years of experience writing on various technical topics. Additionally, she loves to pen a few personal thoughts here as well! 🙂