Trojan Horse Law and Legal Definition

A Trojan horse is a computer program in which malicious or harmful code is contained inside apparently harmless programming or data in such a way that it can get control and do its chosen form of damage, such as ruining the file allocation table on the hard disk. Trojan horses or Trojans disguise themselves as useful software, but instead compromise user’s security and privacy. Trojan horse may be widely redistributed as part of a computer virus. The term comes from Greek mythology about the Trojan War.