Security Issues Related to Information Systems

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Malicious software (Malware) attacks continue to be a major threat to systems and networks. Conduct research on an attack that has occurred within the past 24 months and describe:

  • The type of malware, method of attack, and system vulnerability exploited.
  • How would a successful attack like this impact you or your organization?
  • What steps could have been taken to prevent this exploitation?

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Running head: RANSOMWARE ATTACK

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Ransomware Attack
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Name of Professor
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RANSOMWARE ATTACK

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Introduction
In overview, malware is termed as programs or files which are harmful to a computer user.
Malware may constitute of worms, viruses, spyware as well as Trojan horses. Malware programs
may end up performing a variety of functions such as stealing, encrypting as well as deleting
sensitive information. Other ways through which malware work is through hijacking or altering
core computing functions (Britz, 2009). Current studies have stated that hijackers use malware in
accessing organizational information through monitoring users' computer activity.
Type of malware, method of attack, and system vulnerability exploited
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