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Trojan horsenoun [S]

uk   /ˌtrəʊ.dʒən ˈhɔːs/ us   /ˌtroʊ.dʒən ˈhɔːrs/
literary a person or thing that joins and deceives a group or organization in order to attack it from the inside: Older supporters have accused the new leadership of being a Trojan horse that will try to destroy the party from the inside.
also Trojan a computer program that has been deliberately designed to destroy information, or allow someone to steal it: It's easier than you think to inadvertently download a malicious Trojan horse.
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Trojan horsenoun [C]

uk   us  
someone or something in a system, organization, etc. that at first seems to be helpful, but then causes harm: Critics called the 7% cap a Trojan horse for increasing taxes on the working poor.
IT a type of software, usually downloaded from the internet, that seems to be an ordinary program but that can destroy, or allow someone to steal, data: Trojan horse program/malware/virus It's easier than you think to inadvertently download a malicious Trojan horse.
(Definition of Trojan horse from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “Trojan horse”
in Chinese (Simplified) 特洛伊木马, (潜藏在内部的)颠覆分子…
in Chinese (Traditional) 特洛伊木馬, (潛藏在內部的)顛覆分子…
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