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botnet

[ bot-net ]
/ ˈbɒtˌnɛt /
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noun Computers.
a network of computers created by malware and controlled remotely, without the knowledge of the users of those computers: The botnet was used primarily to send spam emails.Hackers built the botnet to carry out DDoS attacks.
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Origin of botnet

First recorded in 1990–95 in earlier sense “a network of bots”; bot1 + net(work)
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British Dictionary definitions for botnet

botnet
/ (ˈbɒtˌnɛt) /

noun
(sometimes with a capital) a network of computers infected by a program that communicates with its creator in order to send unsolicited emails, attack websites, etc

Word Origin for botnet

C20: from (ro) bot + net (work)
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