IT 240 Week 8 CheckPoint - Threat Categorization


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Define each of the following terms in your own words:

• Boot sector
• File
• Multipartite
• Macro
• Trojan horse
• E-mail worms
• Instant messaging worms
• IRC worms
• File-sharing networks worms
• Internet worms

Explain how each virus or worm functions and spreads.
Determine in which category the threat you researched in Week Seven belongs. Your response must be between 200 and 300 words.


Threat Categorization
• Boot Sector- the sector of the hard disk or other storage device that contains the machine code necessary to load up a program or operating system.
• File- a collection of data or information that is stored on a computer.
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