Definition of botnet in English:

botnet

Syllabification: bot·net
Pronunciation: /ˈbätˌnet
 
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noun

Computing
A network of private computers infected with malicious software and controlled as a group without the owners' knowledge, e.g., to send spam messages.
More example sentences
  • Subsequent monitoring and forensic testing revealed that a botnet made up of open proxies in China was responsible for the attack.
  • Maintaining a botnet detracts from time spent writing new worms and the skills are different, " Nolan says.
  • So at least this botnet is effectively down for now.

Origin

1990s: blend of bot2 and network.

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