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botnet (plural botnets)
- (Internet, computer security) A collection of compromised computers that is gradually built up and then unleashed as a DDOS attack or used to send very large quantities of spam.
- 2010 November 20, “Long life spam”, in The Economist:
- Then they blacklisted addresses used by spammers. In response, senders started using botnets (networks of otherwise innocent computers).
collection of compromised computers
- inflection of :
botnet m (plural botnets)