At its core, a botnet is a network of computers that have been hijacked from their users and infected with malware. The hackers can remotely control this anywhere in the world. Afterwards, they can use the network to send out spam, and launch DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks. What’s worse, the bot network may be rented out to other cyber criminals with nefarious intentions – which is a big portion of why someone will go to through a lot of effort to achieve.
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