Botnet definition

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A network of maliciously installed bots running on multiple computers.
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(Internet) A collection of zombies that are controlled by the same cracker; a collection of compromised computers that is slowly built up then unleashed as a DDOS attack or used to send very large quantities of spam.
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Noun

Singular:
botnet
Plural:
botnets

Origin of botnet

  • From bot +"Ž net.

    From Wiktionary