Botnets, the Internet's elusive parasite
From simpleton beginnings in the late 1990s, bot networks (or botnets) have grown to become the arguably most significant means by which criminals exploit the Internet for gain.
Invented to “recruit” large numbers of ordinary PCs for use as remotely-controlled “slaves”, or “zombies”, the use of botnets as criminal tools are many and still multiplying, so much so that even knowledgeable computer users have trouble keeping up with new varieties of botnet malevolence. Techworld.com - Botnets – the Internet’s elusive parasite
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