STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ Bot and Botnet Facts and Tips
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Bot and Botnet Facts and Tips
One of the common types of cybercrime infects connected devices with specific types of malware, turning them into what are known as bots. Once a device becomes a bot, it is usually part of a botnet – a larger network of other infected devices that are all controlled remotely by hackers. Cybercriminals use bots for financial gain or to steal, send spam to infect more devices or attack websites. A botnet can have anywhere from a few hundred to many thousand devices at its disposal.