Definition - What does Crimeware mean?
The term was coined by Peter Cassidy, the Secretary General of the Anti-Phishing Group.
Techopedia explains Crimeware
- Crimeware can redirect a user's Web browser to a counterfeit website controlled by the thief.
- Crimeware can enable remote access of applications, allowing criminals to 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.