Raj downloaded a free game from an unknown website and installed it on his laptop. After playing the game for a while, he noticed that his laptop was running slower than usual and some pop-up ads were appearing on his screen. He also found out that some of his personal files were deleted and some of his online accounts were hacked.

Identify and explain the cybercrime that Raj was a victim of. How could he have prevented it?


Answer by student

The cybercrime that Raj was a victim of is malware infection . Malware is a malicious software that can harm the computer system or the user’s data . Malware can be in the form of viruses, trojans, adware, spyware, ransomware, etc. In Raj’s case, the free game he downloaded was probably infected with malware that slowed down his laptop, displayed pop-up ads, deleted his files and hacked his accounts.

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