Definition of botnet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbɒtnet//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːtnet//
(computing) Computer problems
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a group of computers that are controlled by malware (= software such as a virus that the users do not know about or want) The Internet has been flooded with botnets, unnoticed by the public. Botnet attacks can be used to damage a competitor’s website. See related entries: Computer problems
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: botnet