noun bot·net \ˈbät-ˌnet\

Definition of botnet

  1. :  a network of computers that have been linked together by malware :  a network of bots (see 3bot 2b) <Criminals link hijacked personal computers together to form “botnets”—clusters of infected PCs that spammers can control from anywhere in the world. — Dave Mosher>

Origin and Etymology of botnet

1bot + 1net

First Known Use: 2003

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