Internet usage has increased significantly in the last decade, exposing users to various malicious applications ready to invade user’s privacy. Consequently, personal data leaks (such as photos) and other hacking attacks have increased. An effective way for hackers to access users’ devices and infiltrate them is through a keylogger virus.
Precisely, keyloggers are lightweight, difficult-to-detect spyware applications that take note of every key you type on your PC or mobile device. These tools then relay the logged data to the hacker’s server.
These malicious applications can run on your system for many years undetected without giving a hint of who deployed them on your device and how.
Here is a real-world case to help you recognize the malicious extent of keyloggers.
Joe Lopez filed a suit against Bank of America in 2005 after a hacker infiltrated the bank database and stole $90,000. Investigations revealed that the hacker transferred the money to another account in Latvia.