The Internet environment makes it easier for users to connect, exchange and exchange with each other, but at the same time it is also an ideal place to spread and spread malware. These programs automatically run in the background and update continuously to steal user data and information,… and sent to malicious hackers.
Common malware on the Internet
In order to take measures to prevent and secure information, users first need to understand and know about these common types of malware on the Internet. Avoid labeling all malware on the network as viruses.
List of common malware
As mentioned above, many users often identify malware as viruses. In fact, there are many different types of malware on the Internet, and viruses only account for 10% of them.
However, the most striking feature is also what makes the virus extremely dangerous is its ability to spread. They can infect from file to file and are difficult to clean up. Currently, antivirus programs can only quarantine infected files and delete, not remove.
Unlike viruses, worms do not infect files. This malware copies itself and sends it to other computers via network connection, email, text message,… or shake hands with other destructive software.
The worm takes advantage of various files and programs to spread and destroy systems, devices, network facilities within the same connection. In an organization, if one computer is infected with a worm, it is likely that only all other computers will be infected in a few minutes.
Similar to the Trojan story in Greek mythology, Trojans would masquerade as clean, legitimate software to steal user data. What makes Trojans dangerous is their ability to trick users into installing them.
The most common tactic is when users receive messages stating that the computer has been hacked. They require users to follow instructions to install a cleaning program — essentially a Trojan. Therefore, even if you install the most advanced security software, your computer can still be infected with Trojans.
Another upgraded version of the Trojan is Ransomware — malware that extorts money from users. Ransomware has the ability to spread extremely fast, they encrypt all data to paralyze all device activities.
At this point, a screen asking the user to pay to retrieve the data and restore the system appears. If the victim does not pay the ransom, all information will be permanently deleted. For this same reason,
Although adware does not destroy the system, but brings many annoyances to users. Often they will find ways to redirect, causing users to click on the right ads containing malicious links.
To remove adware is also relatively easy, there are now many supporting software and tools that can help users do this.
As its name suggests, Spyware is a user tracking tool, installed by hackers running in the background on your device. Most often, hackers use
Although dangerous, fortunately Spyware is easy to eradicate if users regularly check and detect it in time.
7. File-less malware
Next on the list of popular malware today, we will learn about file-less malware. What if Virus, Worm, Trojan,… transmitted by files that users often use, File-less malware spreads through objects such as APIs, registry keys, etc.
Due to its in-memory activity, detecting and destroying file-less malware becomes extremely difficult for most common users.
8. The hybrid attack
Last on the list of popular malware today is The hybrid attack. It can be said that The hybrid attack is a combination of many malware. At an early stage, they appear as a Trojan, then they replicate themselves and infect themselves as worms. After infecting and taking control of your computer, data or even control of your device will be used for many different purposes.
To prevent and prevent common malware, users should install