What Is Malware Author?

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What Is Malware Author?

Short definition: Malware author is the name of the individual or group of such who are responsible for programming different kinds of malicious and evasive code.

Extended Definition:

malware author

A malware author or Malware authors are the kinds of individuals who are responsible for writing malicious and evasive code, designed for purposes which are most likely to trick a certain system and make it misbehave or compliant. Malware authors may be responsible for white hat (good) activities, like creating malicious exploits to discover zero-day bugs in order to strengthen software security, but they may also be the main reason for a malware infection on your computer of different kinds, such as:

  • Trojans.
  • Ransomware.
  • Miner.
  • Rootkit.
  • Bootkit.
  • PUPs.
  • Doxware.
  • Lockscreen virus.
  • DDoS.
  • PUPs.

For more definitions, check our Cyber Dictionary.

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