A zombie is the term for a computer that is infected and being used remotely by a bot. A bot, short for “robot”, is a type of software application or script that performs automated tasks on command. Bad bots perform malicious tasks that allow an attacker to remotely take control over an affected computer. These infected computers are called zombies. 

Related Terms: Bot, Botnet, Bot Herder, and Bot Master

Source: Webroot

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