Cybersecurity Glossary: Spyware

Spyware is a type of malware that infects your computer or network and steals or changes information about you, your Internet usage, and any other valuable data it can get its hands on. It’s one of many methods of a cybersecurity breach. You might install spyware as part of some seemingly benign download  Alternatively, spyware can make its way onto your computer as a secondary infection. Once your system is infected, the spyware sends all your personal data back to the cybercriminals.

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