Crimeware is like the sneaky, conniving cousin of adware and spyware – but with a darker agenda. Unlike adware or spyware, this baddie uses sneaky social engineering schemes to break into your online accounts and steal your identity.

Picture it as a smooth-talking cyber con artist, sweet-talking its way into your digital life to snatch up your valuable data.

Crimeware is a big headache for network security, as it comes in all shapes and sizes, hunting for precious data to steal. And guess what? Once it’s got your deets, it might sell them to other shady characters for a pretty penny.