Archives - Trojan


The Worst Malware of 2018

In our year-end roundup of the worst malware threats of 2017, we compared malware to actual biological viruses, in that both are ever-evolving phenomena. For example, you know how it’s recommended for certain demographics to get a flu shot every year?  The rationale is simple: The flu virus itself is never identical from year to year, meaning that […]

On this day in history – backdoor trojan Bitfrost infects Windows

October 12, 2004: Bifrost is a backdoor trojan horse family of more than 10 variants which can infect Windows 95 through Windows 10 (although on modern Windows systems, after Windows XP, its functionality is limited). Bifrost uses the typical server, server builder, and client backdoor program configuration to allow a remote attacker, who uses the […]

Types of Malware: What is a Trojan?

A type of malware that disguises itself as a normal file to trick a user into downloading it in order to gain unauthorized access to a computer.

The first known ransomware appears in 1989

Several thousand floppy disks containing the AIDS Trojan, the first known ransomware, are mailed to subscribers of PC Business World magazine and a WHO AIDS conference mailing list. This DOS Trojan lies dormant for 90 boot cycles, then encrypts all filenames on the system, displaying a notice asking for $189 to be sent to a […]

What is Malware?

Malware, short for “malicious software,” includes any software (such as a virus, Trojan, or spyware) that is installed on your computer or mobile device. The software is then used, usually covertly, to compromise the integrity of your device. Most commonly, malware is designed to give attackers access to your infected computer. That access may allow […]

The Equation Infection

With the NSA leak of documents by Edward Snowden, a wave of information exposure has started on the scope of monitoring the activities of other intelligence agencies around the world. From time to time more information is exposed about the depth of this monitoring activity and on the other hand, how much we are exposed […]