enslaved computer


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enslaved computer

A compromised computer. See botnet.
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A botnet is an army of enslaved computers that its controllers can compromise for identity theft, use to launch attacks to shut down websites or turn into spam email servers.
The enslaved computers simply handle what appear to be routine Web page requests and related messages, but the disguised messages ingeniously encode possible solutions to a mathematical problem.
Zombie activity also dropped significantly after Rustock was taken down, but large increases of enslaved computers became evident following the malware outbreak at the end of the quarter.