Glossary of Malware Terms
Bot – a self-propagating program designed to infect a user and connect back to command server(s) that act as a command and control center for an entire network of infected users or a "botnet". With a botnet, attackers can launch broad-based network attacks on servers and other entities. A machine infected with a bot is often refered to as a "zombie".
Trojan Horse – a software program that installs onto a user's machine without consent of the client, often disguising itself as legitimate software. Unlike a virus, a trojan cannot copy itself nor infect files. Trojans used by cyber criminals to gain backdoors to a user's machine to steal personal data, or load malicious software such as ransomware through a backdoor.
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