Malware takes its name from the contraction of two words, malicious software. Malware comes in many different forms and can be described as software that has been written with the intent of doing damage in some way. There are various different types of malicious software, or 'malware', including:
A type of malware that encrypts systems and files and demands payment for decryption
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New Service for Reporting Phishing Emails to NCSC
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has launched a service to enable you to report suspected phishing emails to them – the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS).
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Trend Micro Maximum Security – Free for Six Months
Trend Micro are offering free access for six months to Trend Micro Maximum Security, their consumer internet security product, to support schools with home working and home learning.
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