Understanding and mitigating botnet attacks require a combination of proactive cybersecurity measures, user education, and ongoing efforts by the cybersecurity community to track and combat evolving botnet threats.

What is a Botnet?

A botnet is a network of compromised computers or devices that are under the control of a malicious actor or botmaster. These compromised machines, known as bots or zombies, are typically infected with malware and can be remotely commanded to perform various activities, such as launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, spreading malware, stealing data, or sending spam emails. Botnets are often used to carry out large-scale cyber attacks or to generate illicit profits.