TYPES OF MALWARE - WORMS AND MASS-MAILERS

Bogdan BOTEZATU

June 24, 2008

TYPES OF MALWARE - WORMS AND MASS-MAILERS

Unlike viruses, the replication process is automated, as worms do not have to infect an existing software program. Their destructive potential lies in the fact that they eat up large amounts of bandwidth, while viruses usually modify, delete or corrupt the files on the infected system.

Mass-mailers are regarded as part of the worm. Given the fact that worms can

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