[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: Distributed systems are widely deployed in industries where high computational capability and low cost are required. Distributed
software architecture is very important in the distributed system. However, since most distributed systems are designed based
on a network structure, distributed software is very vulnerable to malware attacks. Due to the popularity of distributed system,
it is vital to study the effects of malware attack on distributed systems. In this paper, we studied the malware attack behaviors
by a Markov process model. The states of the object homogeneous distributed system can be derived by analyzing the Markov
model, with which the service reliability and service availability can be further obtained. An illustrative demonstration
is also presented.