Semalt: Different Types Of Trojans And Their Impact

Frank Abagnale, the Semalt Customer Success Manager, says that a Trojan was created for stealing bank information from online users. These bots spread via emails, keyloggers and pop-up ads. It uses millions of zombie computers for executing the keystroke logging, and attacks targeted bank accounts as well as steals private data. Trojans collect the information, and the FBI has disclosed that it detected a cybercriminal who used Zeus for taking more than $20 million from the Canadian banks.

Different Trojans Types:

Trojans can be classified into different categories based on their performance and types of attacks.

1. Backdoor

A backdoor Trojan gives hackers a chance to control your device and compromise a large number of computers. It easily enables its creator to perform a variety of tasks he/she likes the most, including sending, launching, deleting and receiving files, rebooting computers and displaying the data. The backdoor Trojans are widely used for uniting the groups of victim computers and form zombie or botnet networks.

2. Exploit

Exploit is a Trojan that contains malicious data and codes and takes advantages of vulnerabilities within your computer or mobile device.

3. Rootkits

Rootkits are designed for concealing specific objects and activities on your machine. Their primary purpose is to spread malicious things across the world wide web and extend the time during which your programs load properly.

4. Trojan-Banker

It is a particular type of Trojan that helps hackers steal the account data of different users. The hackers then use this information for stealing money from the online banks, credit and debit cards and e-payment systems.

5. Trojan-DDoS

Trojan-DDoS is responsible for conducting all the DoS (Denial of Service) attacks against targeted web addresses. It sends multiple requests to users and infects a large number of computer devices.

6. Trojan-Ransom

You should regularly monitor the performance and activities of your system so that the irregular behavior can be gotten rid of. All of your tools and software should be updated especially your security patches.

7. Trojan Vigilance

The users should be trained for refraining from the activities that put them at the risks of bot infections and malware attacks.

8. Trojan SMS

The Trojan SMS will cost you money and send text messages from your mobile number to the premium rate phone numbers every day.

9. Trojan-Spy

Trojan spy is the programs that get installed on your systems automatically and trick your keywords, take screenshots and get lists of all your running applications.

Recommended antivirus, anti-Trojan, and anti-malware tools

Kaspersky, ESET Nod32, Avast, AVG, BitDefender, Antivir, and Trend Micro are the most reliable antivirus programs you can try. The anti-malware programs include Malwarebytes, Emsisoft, and Zemana. You can download and extract any of these antivirus or anti-malware programs to get rid of Trojan botnets within a few minutes. All of them show information about how the Trojan malware is infecting your systems and you should not forget to run the scan every time you turn your computer on.