Malware Types

Malware Types Malware can be classified by it’s behavior, target platform, or attack commands.  Of the three classifications, we will look more specifically at malware based on behavior.  These can be divided into 8 different categories:

  • I. Infectors
  • II. Network Worms
  • III. The Trojan Horse
  • IV. Backdoors
  • V. Remote Access Trojans
  • VI. Information Stealers
  • VII. Ransomware
  • VIII. Rootkits

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