What Is Computer Worm ?
Worms are often confused with computer viruses; the difference lies in how they spread. Computer worms self-replicate and spread across networks, exploiting vulnerabilities, automatically; that is, they don’t need a cybercriminal’s guidance, nor do they need to latch onto another computer program. As such, computer worms pose a significant threat due to the sheer potential of damage they might cause. A particularly notorious incident occurred in 1988. A computer worm since named the Morris worm caused hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars in damage, and its creator was convicted under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
Different Types Of Computer Worms :-
Email Worms :-Email Worms spread through infected email messages as an attachment or a link of an infected website. Email worms uses a PC's email client to spread itself. It will either send a link within the email that, when clicked, will infect the computer, or it will send an attachment that, when opened, will start the infection. Once the worm is installed, it will search the host computer for any email addresses contained on it. It will then start the process again, sending the worm without any input from the user.
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