Malware is a program or file that is intentionally harmful to your computer, network, or website. These types of cyber threats infect your system to gather sensitive data, disrupt operations, or spy on your digital activity.

Common examples of malware include viruses, ransomware, Trojans, spyware, keyloggers, and worms.

Ransomware is a specific type of cyberattack where the attacker forces you to pay a ransom fee to regain access to your system or files.

Common types of ransomware attacks include scareware, lock-screen ransomware, and encryption ransomware.