Remote Attack

Any malicious attack that targets any computer other than the computer the attacker is currently logged on to. For example, the attacker can log on to a system but actually attack any computer or server on the same network.

Also see The Difference Between a Virus, Worm and Trojan Horse in the Did You Know? section of Webopedia.

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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