Definitions

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  • n. A malicious hacker who controls a botnet.

Etymologies

bot +‎ herder (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Used largely as a method for selling counterfeit or illicit goods, virtually all spam comes from malware infected computers (known as bots or zombies) that are controlled by 'botherder' cybercriminals.

    EFYTIMES.COM - by EFY NEWSNETWORK TEAM

  • Used largely as a method for selling counterfeit or illicit goods, virtually all spam comes from malware-infected computers (known as bots or zombies) that are controlled by 'botherder' cybercriminals.

    Help Net Security - News

  • For example, convicted Kiwi botherder Owen Thor Walker was offered a job as as a security consultant for TelstraClear, the NZ subsidiary of the Australian telco, last month.

    Packet Storm Security Headlines

  • A botnet is a large number of virus-infected computers that are networked together and are commanded by a remote operator (a botherder).

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

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