Botnet definition in Cybersecurity

A botnet is a network of private computers infected with malicious software and controlled as a group without the owners' knowledge, often to send spam or conduct denial-of-service attacks.

Notable Incidents

  1. Mirai Botnet, a massive IoT botnet that caused extensive internet disruption in 2016. Mirai Botnet Wikipedia
  2. Zeus Botnet, known for stealing banking information by man-in-the-browser keystroke logging and form grabbing. Zeus Botnet Wikipedia

How to Protect Your Network against Botnet

  1. Ensure all devices are updated with the latest security patches.
  2. Implement network segmentation and intrusion detection systems.