Data-Sending Trojan

Definition - What does Data-Sending Trojan mean?

A data-sending Trojan is a kind of Trojan virus that relays sensitive information back to its owner. This type of Trojan can be used to retrieve sensitive data, including credit card information, email addresses, passwords, instant messaging contact lists, log files and so on.

Some data-sending Trojans are not used for malicious acts, but they still relay information. Usually, this is to serve ads to the user. Hackers use data-sending Trojans to gain data about user activity on the Web, such as the sites visited and the ads or other icons clicked. Using this information, the Trojans serve the relevant ads to the user.

Techopedia explains Data-Sending Trojan

Sometimes, data-sending Trojans will install key loggers on a computer so that all key strokes are recorded and sent back to the hacker. Then another program parses the data and separates it into readable words.

Data-sending Trojans are quite annoying, even though some are only used to present ads to a user. However, these ads may arrive irregularly and can be cunning if they advertise something like virus removal when in fact the Trojan pushing the ad for a product to remove itself from the user's computer.

Share this:

Connect with us

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems:
Learn the benefits and limitations of the 3 generations of IT infrastructure – siloed, converged and hyperconverged – and discover how the 4th...
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization:
Businesses today aspire to achieve a software-defined datacenter (SDDC) to enhance business agility and reduce operational complexity. However, the...
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.