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bot herd



bot herd (plural bot herds)

  1. (Internet, computer security) A large collection of compromised systems exploited for malicious purposes.
    • 2005: So-called bot herds - networks of compromised PCs under the control of a malicious hacker - continue to be used as launch pads for other types of attack. — Hackers target net call systems BBC Online, 19 September 2005