botnet

noun bot·net \ ˈbät-ˌnet \
Updated on: 10 May 2018

Definition of botnet

: 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

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