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worm


Malicious program that replicates itself in order to spread to other computers, on a network, and may consume computer resources destructively. Unlike a virus, it does not attach itself to an existing [..]
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vishing


An attempt to obtain financial or other confidential information from people through phone calls, typically automated, that seem to be from a legitimate organization. The information gathered may be u [..]
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virus


Hidden, self-replicating malicious software that propagates by infecting another program. Viruses are designed to spread from one computer to another and to interfere with computer operations.
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trojan


A malicious program that is unable to spread of its own accord. Historically, the term has been used to refer to programs that appear legitimate and useful, but perform malicious and illicit activity [..]
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spyware


Spyware is a general term used to describe software that performs certain actions, often without the consent of the user. Spyware can gather information about a users Internet browsing habits, change [..]
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spear phishing


A spear phishing attack has the same goal as a phishing attempt, only the scams are more targeted toward groups of people with something in common – they all bank at the same institution or work for [..]
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spam


Bulk unsolicited email. Malware authors may use spam to distribute malware, either by attaching the malware to the message, or by sending a message containing a link to the malware.
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social engineering


A non-technical or low-technology means - such as lies, impersonation, tricks, bribes, blackmail, and threats - used to trick victims into providing sensitive personal information that can be used to [..]
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smishing


A form of fraud similar to phishing that uses text messages to lure consumers into divulging important information. The text message often requires the consumers immediate attention, the contact info [..]
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phishing


A type of online identity theft which uses email and fraudulent websites that are designed to steal your personal data or information.
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