Malware can spread itself via FTP software

Downloading pirated software that may contain malware can do damage on more than just your computer. Not only can it infect your network, but it can use programs on your computer to spread itself outside your direct network. A new malware variant uses common FTP software to infect machines that the users have in their settings. This can potentially infect hundreds of other computers putting an extensive set of data at risk. Read more.