Virus and malware attacks

In today's world, viruses and malware and rife; there are many different variants and we will look at each of these in turn:

  • Virus: A virus is a program that embeds itself into a program and is executed in many different ways, for example by clicking on a link on a web page or opening up an email attachment. Once it has been activated, it replicates itself, going from host to host. A lot of viruses use port 1900.
  • Ransomware: Ransomware is when the attacker encrypts the files on a user's computer and then a link comes up asking for money to release the files. An example of this is shown in the following screenshot. Ransomware could also be when you download a free program and it says that you have problems with your ...

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