Remote control software, specifically a collection of malicious bots, that run autonomously or automatically on compromised computers.
Source: ISO/IEC 27032:2015, Information technology — Security techniques — Guidelines for cybersecurity, First Edition, July 2012. Global Standards
A collection of computers compromised by malicious code and controlled across a network.
Source: NICCS™ Portal Cybersecurity Lexicon, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (https://niccs.us-cert.gov/glossary) as of 11 November 2015, Global Standards
Collection of software robots, or bots, which run autonomously.
- NOTE: A botnet’s originator can control the group remotely, possibly for nefarious purposes.
Source: ANSI/ISA–99.00.01–2007, Security for Industrial Automation and Control Systems, Part 1: Terminology, Concepts, and Models, 29 October 2007. National Standard