Botnet

A collection of computers used, often unknowingly, to connect to a single network or device with the purpose of disrupting its services and resources. There are two ways a Botnet can effect you. If you are on the receiving end of an attack, many bots will ping your device or router until all available bandwidth is used up. This will make it impossible to use any internet services until the attack is over (Think, Denial of Service). The other way is if your device is used as a bot (also called a zombie) to attack another device. This will also eat up your computers resources as it will be rapidly sending pings as long as the attacker has control.  

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