Malware definition in Cybersecurity

Malware, short for malicious software, refers to any invasive software designed to damage and destroy computers and computer systems.

Notable Incidents

  1. The Mydoom worm, which became the fastest-spreading email worm in 2004.
  2. Stuxnet, discovered in 2010, specifically targeted to disrupt Iran's nuclear program.

Defense Mechanisms Against Malwares

  1. Install and regularly update antivirus software to detect and remove malicious programs.
  2. Practice safe browsing habits and avoid downloading software from untrusted sources.
  3. Keep your Operating System up-to–date