Overheard: Word of the Day

Oct 1 2009   1:49PM GMT

Overheard – Remote Access Trojan (RAT)

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

“In an even more sophisticated ploy, the Trojan altered the victim’s online banking page to change the amount of the transfer to a smaller number. In one transaction, the cybercriminals stole more than $8,000, but to the victim, it appeared like a $53 transaction.”

Angela Moscaritolo, URLZone touted as most sophisticated banking Trojan yet

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is RAT.  It’s a type of malware horse.

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