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» VIEW ALL POSTS Oct 1 2009   1:49PM GMT

Overheard – Remote Access Trojan (RAT)



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Tags:
Malware
RAT
remote access tool
remote access Trojan
risk management
Security
Trojan horse
“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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