Wiretap Trojan, commonly referred to as a Wiretap, is a type of malicious spyware specifically designed to steal information. It is a form of malware that is designed to intercept and monitor network traffic, particularly all network-related packets and data that is sent to and from a victim’s computer. The intent of the malicious agent is to collect data, such as passwords, financial information, private conversations, and more.
The Wiretap Trojan is installed in either a targeted host system or on a network of machines. It can be installed silently and without the user’s consent, allowing the malicious agent to record activities and information without the user’s knowledge. The Wiretap Trojan is typically spread through phishing attacks or malicious websites.
Once the Wiretap is set up, the attacker can collect information that is sent and received from the machine, including data sent over the internet, through instant messaging applications, emails, and other forms of communication. The attacker can then use this information for various malicious purposes.
The primary purpose of a Wiretap Trojan is to collect confidential or sensitive information, such as usernames and passwords, bank account details, credit card numbers, social security numbers, and more. Other types of information can be collected, such as private conversations and other sensitive data. Once the information is collected, the attacker can use this information for malicious purposes, such as identity theft, financial theft, and other fraudulent activities.
Wiretap Trojans are particularly dangerous since they can be used to remotely access a target’s computer, making the need to protect networked systems and personal data even more important. To protect against a Wiretap Trojan, users should ensure that their internet security and anti-virus software is regularly kept up to date. They should also practice safe online behavior, such as avoiding suspicious websites and emails, and ensure that their system is regularly patched.