#4 Bots and Botnets

Updated: Jan 15, 2020

Did You Know? There are 7 major types of malware. Malware type 4: Bots. A bot, short for "robot", is a type of software application or script that performs automated tasks on command. Bad bots perform malicious tasks that allow an attacker to remotely take control over an affected computer.

Once infected, these machines may also be referred to as zombies. Although taking over one computer is useful, the real value to a criminal comes from collecting huge numbers of zombie computers and networking them so they can all be controlled at once to perform large-scale malicious acts. This type of network is known as a "botnet". #trianglecompudocs #didyouknow #bot #botnet #malware

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