Internet Governance Glossary

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4.31 Crimeware

A class of malware designed specifically automating cybercrime, in order (a) to perform illegal acts, (b) to steal personal information, or (c) to automate financial crime.

 

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Crimeware can include spyware, keystroke loggers and bots. Most often crimeware: (i) gathers confidential information, such as passwords or credit card numbers; or (ii) takes control of a computer and executes remote commands.