Malware can be confusing. Not just because there are millions of different types or strains but because they’re constantly evolving. And it doesn’t help much that researchers have a tendency to give them some crazy names.
The botnet is an exception because it’s relatively easy to understand. Instead of just stopping at infecting thousands or even millions of computers, botnets will continue to control all those computers remotely to perform the bidding of the bot controller or herder.
That’s why it’s one of most sinister types of malware that all business owners need to be aware of.
So here’s the skinny on bots and botnets.