What is a Trojan?

A Trojan – also known as a Trojan Horse – is a malicious program disguised as legitimate software. The harmful functions it carries out are often hidden, whether they be infecting a device with a virus or stealing personal information. Trojans are often used to carry out ransomware attacks.

How to Recognize This Threat: Trojans often find their way onto computers due to a user’s decision to click an ad or download an attachment. Examples to be wary of are video codecs or game downloads with unclear sources. They may also come with pirated software.

How to Prevent This Threat: Ensure any software your users download is from an official source. Train them to look for and avoid suspicious links. To protect your network from having one slip through, get the latest in firewall and security services subscriptions.