A botnet is like a digital zombie army, with countless infected devices under the control of a cyber mastermind. These hijacked gadgets band together, carrying out the devious orders of their puppeteer. They spread malware, spam campaigns, distributed denial-of-service attacks and launch cyberattacks.

These networks are puppeteered by online baddies who pull the strings from afar. Only serving their own interests while dodging detection and legal action from law enforcement. Picture a botnet as an online flash mob dancing to the beat of a villain’s drum.

Becky Duncan