Most Popular Trojans

They're sneaky and stubborn, but trojans are one of the few types of malware that don't spread on their own. And they are becoming one of the most prolific and stealthy exploits in the wild, according to reports from a variety of security vendors and researchers.

Most trojans today are transported via spam email and malicious Websites, or they get dropped by other malware onto an already infected computer. They are popular recruiters for armies of botnets, too. But what scares researchers most is, although trojans aren't the most complex forms of malware, they are increasingly being used for more sophisticated and targeted attacks. Dark Reading - Desktop Security - Most Popular Trojans - Security News Analysis

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