malicious code


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malicious code

[mə¦lish·əs ′kōd]
(computer science)
Programming code that is capable of causing harm to availability, integrity of code or data, or confidentiality in a computing system; encompasses Trojan horses, viruses, worms, and trapdoors.
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Kaspersky noted that the "malicious code may show intrusive ads and sign users up for paid subscriptions".
said that these attacks use malicious URLs via DBD (Driveby download).[12],[16],[25] Researches on detecting APT malicious code have been based on the method for detecting botnets.
While the vast majority of malicious code discovered on torrent websites is usually spread through newly set up user accounts (seeders), PirateMatryoshka malware is spread using established seeders with no known history of malicious activity.
"If it [the app] senses that the user and the device are not moving, then the malicious code will not run.
"eSentire Threat Intelligence data shows heavy use of legitimate Microsoft binaries, such as PowerShell and mshta.exe, popular tools for downloading and executing malicious code in the initial stages of a malware infection," said Eldon Sprickerhoff, founder and chief security strategist, eSentire.
After performing an analysis on the file, it was found that the malicious code in the file was exactly the same code that was used in previous North Korean cyber attacks.
After that, on command from the attackers, the backdoor platform would be able to download and execute further malicious code.
It appears that starting with April 2016, the apps were slowly updated with malicious code.
Second, if the claim was within the coverage of the endorsement, was the claim subject to the exclusions for malicious code or system penetration?
South Korean investigators have held North Korea responsible for malicious code used in cyber attacks on banks, media outlets and a nuclear power operator.
When recipients opened these documents, they loaded malicious code on to their personal computers.