A Trojan is a malicious software program masquerading as a legitimate one. It gets its name from the great epic story of the war of troy, in which the Greeks were able to defeat the city of Troy by hiding their soldiers inside a giant wooden horse. The wooden horse was left as a gift while the Greeks pretended to have retreated, so the Trojans took the horse into their city not knowing that it contained an elite group of Greek soldiers, thus leading to the fall of their city.
A Banking Trojan acts very much in the same way, disguising itself as something legitimate or useful to the user while having a more sinister purpose. In this week’s episode of CyberSafe with SisiNerd, we learn about how banking trojans work and various ways to avoid getting infected with them.