A virus is designed to spread from host to host and has the ability to replicate itself. Viruses cannot reproduce and spread without programming a file or document. Viruses can harm software and destroy data.
How does it work?
How is it prevented and/or removed?
A Virus attaches itself to a program and every time the program runs it reproduces. Viruses destroy and corrupt data.
Installing Anti/Malware Software
Keep Software up to Date
Keep information safe
How does social engineering figure into its distribution?
Social engineers use methods and malware to infect computers all around the world. They also aim to attract the user's attention to the link to infect the program or file.
What are some real-world examples?
CyptoLocker- hacked emails, FBI,
Hacked SCO, Microsoft, and Google
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Sahib Singh - Infograph
Info-graph about Viruses and how they spread in computers.