Spyware is a type of malware that secretly deduces and combines data about a person or organisation and sends it to a third party in order to damage the user.
It is placed on a computer or mobile device in order to gather private information from the user, such as lists of websites visited, passwords, and credit card details.
Spyware is mostly classified into four types:
- system monitors
- monitoring, as well as web tracking
- Anti-spyware programs
- Security practices