Remote Access Trojan

Abbreviated as RATs, a Remote Access Trojan is one of seven major types of Trojan horse designed to provide the attacker with complete control of the victim’s system. Attackers usually hide these Trojan horses in games and other small programs that unsuspecting users then execute on their PCs.

See also Trojan horse.

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

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