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Niranjan ReddyPractical Cyber Forensicshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4460-9_9

9. Malware Forensics

Niranjan Reddy1 
Pune, Maharashtra, India

Malware is a term coined by merging two words – malicious and software, which is used to define a broad range of software that disrupt computer services, steal data, or compromise user safety. It is used to define a range of intrusive and hostile software applications. Malware are software designed for malicious purposes and deliberately cause harm to its target.

Initially malware was designed and shared as pranks or experiments by cyber experts in order to boast their scripting skills. It was all done in good faith, and no evil intentions were in play. But malware scripting evolved ...

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