Friday April 3, 2020

Targeting the Trojans

In the second of a two-part series, we find out how easy it is to engage in cyber-crime through the use of malicious software, writes Dick O'Brien.

25th August, 2012
Is there a malicious piece of software hiding on your computer? Photo: Thinkstock

One of the most serious threats against any computer user is the possibility of being infected by a Trojan.

This classically-named virus is a malicious piece of software that hides on a machine, and is capable of collecting sensitive information and sending it back to the individuals who released it. Most Trojan infections have financial motives, and tend to concentrate on collecting people's internet banking credentials and credit card details.

The general public often assumes...

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