How much do you know about ‘Botnet’?

A botnet is a collection of internet-connected devices infected by malware that allow hackers to control them. Cybercriminals use botnets to instigate botnet attacks, which include malicious activities such as credentials leaks, unauthorized access, data theft, and DDoS attacks.

Botnet owners can have access to several thousand computers at a time and can command them to carry out malicious activities. Cybercriminals initially gain access to these devices by using special Trojan viruses to attack the computers’ security systems, before implementing command and control software to enable them to carry out malicious activities on a large scale. These activities can be automated to encourage as many simultaneous attacks as possible.

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