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Cybercrime - cyberthreat.

The word 'botnet' is a combination of 'robot' and 'network'.

Botnets are a collection of internet-connected devices compromised by an attacker, without the knowledge of the victim.

Malicious activity through botnets
"Commonly used for DDoS attacks, attackers also make use of the botnets’ collective power to scale attacks such as spamming, credential compromise, delivering malware or cryptocurrency mining.
"Nowadays, botnets seem to focus more and more on ransomware and not on fraud related activities."
Payments Threats and Fraud Trends - European Payments Council - 2021.

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