Cyberattacks and security threats can take many forms, but zombie botnets are particularly malicious and can often go completely undetected, even long-term.
Here we will look at zombie cyberattacks, what they are, how they work, why criminals use them, what to look out for and how to protect against botnet attacks.
What Is a Zombie Botnet Attack?
Botnets have been the most prolific channel for malware attacks, affecting millions of victims in the last decade.
Criminals have come to recognize the value in overtaking not one computer, but in networking multiple zombie computers, orchestrating large-scale malicious attacks. This is what’s known as a Zombie botnet.
Botnets can infiltrate and infect cutting-edge technologies and devices, including the Internet of Things (IoT), whether it’s at home, in the office, or even in secure areas. Open-source and unsecured devices are often at the most significant risk.
How Do Zombie Cyberattacks Work?
Have you ever asked yourself where all the spam is coming from? You might be surprised to learn that it’s usually coming from thousands of computers just like your own.
These computers aren’t unusable or dysfunctional as you might expect. The users can still use them, and they may not even be