botherder

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bot +‎ herder

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botherder (plural botherders)

  1. (Internet) A malicious hacker who controls a botnet.
    • 2007, Larry Chaffin, Craig Schiller, Anton Chuvakin, Infosecurity 2008 Threat Analysis
      After securing the computer against antivirus tools, previous hackers, and detection by the user, the botherder might check to see what else might be here.
    • 2009, John Hoopes, Virtualization for security
      Most bots use a central C&C server for communicating with their botherder, and normally they use the standard IRC protocol for that purpose.

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