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Malware (Computer software)

LC control no.sh2009005103
Topical headingMalware (Computer software)
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Variant(s)Computer code, Malicious
Malevolent software
Malicious computer code
Malicious software
Software, Malevolent
Software, Malicious
See alsoComputer software
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Found inWork cat.: Computer viruses and other malicious software, 2009: p. 11 (This report is a first step toward addressing the threat of malware in a comprehensive, global manner) p. 21 (Malware is a general term for a piece of software inserted into an information system to cause harm to that system or other systems, or to subvert them for use other than that intended by their owners)
Mell, P. Guide to malware incident prevention and handling, 2005: p. ES-1 (Malware, also known as malicious code and malicious software, refers to a program that is inserted into a system, usually covertly, with the intent of compromising the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of the victims data, applications, or operating system or otherwise annoying or disrupting the victim)
Elektronika ir elektrotechnika, 2008: no. 6(86), p. 23 ( ... almost 60% of all companies in the United Kingdom have faced different kinds of information security breaches in 2006, almost 50% of which were caused by malware, i.e. viruses, worms, Trojans, etc, i.e. software that was created with the aim to harm computer software or to infect it without the permission and knowledge of a legal user)
Webopedia, May. 7, 2009 (malware -- Short for malicious software, software designed specifically to damage or disrupt a system, such as a virus or a Trojan horse)
ITU study on the financial aspects of network security : malware and spam, via WWW, May 7, 2009: p. i (Malware is a summary term for different forms of malevolent software that are designed to infiltrate and infect computers, typically without the knowledge of the owner)