Crimeware

What is Crimeware?
Crimeware is a computer program that is specifically designed to perform malicious and illegal activities online. Although adware, Spyware und Malware alle zur Durchführung illegaler Aktivitäten verwendet werden können, bezieht sich Crimeware auf Programme, die den Diebstahl von Informationen automatisieren sollen, damit der Dieb Zugang zu den Online-Finanzkonten einer Person erhält. Der Begriff wurde von Peter Cassidy, dem Generalsekretär der Anti-Phishing-Gruppe, geprägt.
Criminals use a variety of methods to steal information about crimeware, including:

- Crimeware can redirect a user's web browser to a fake website controlled by the thief.

- Crimeware can enable remote access to applications so that criminals can break into networks.

- Crimeware can be used to steal passwords cached on a user's system.

- Crimeware can install keystroke loggers to collect data such as password and login information for online bank accounts.

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