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The term "bot" refers to a web robot, also known as an "internet bot" or "www robot." A bot is a computer program that performs tasks that would normally be performed by a person.
Fremont, CA: Today's cybercriminals have a wide range of resources at their disposal. Botnets are one of the most basic and dangerous resources available.
Botnets are used in almost all cyberattacks today in some way or another. Even attacks carried out directly by a human hacker, such as manual intrusion attempts, are typically followed by botnets probing the targeted network and scanning for vulnerabilities. As a result, executives must have a thorough understanding of botnets and how to protect their networks against them.
What Is A Botnet?
A botnet is a network of bots, as the name suggests.
The term "bot" refers to a web robot, also known as an "internet bot" or "www robot." A bot is a computer program that performs tasks that would normally be performed by a person. Since a bot can perform several tasks faster and on a larger scale than a person, bots are commonly used today.
Bots aren't all evil. In reality, there are a variety of bots, including many useful bots that are welcome on most websites. The most popular examples of successful bots are search engine spiders and online shopping engines.
Botnets, on the other hand, are made up of aggressive bots, which are malicious software programs that operate on a vast network of compromised computers. Each bot communicates with a central C&C (Command and Control) server on a regular basis; this is how the hacker manages the botnet and commands the bots to carry out various attacks. The owners of the infected computers on which the bots are installed are normally unaware of what is going on.
Botnets are classified according to the computers on which they operate. Wide networks of personal computers are the most effective botnets. Hackers create these networks by infecting computers with malicious software; one popular method is to send spam email that contains a Trojan attachment or a hostile connection that, when clicked, installs the bot program. A botnet running on infected PCs is a highly coveted tool for hackers, regardless of how it is designed since the underlying PCs have a broad range of capabilities.