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A '''bot-swarm''' attack is a form of cyberspace attack that uses numerous slaved devices or "bots" to send messages remotely.
 
A '''bot-swarm''' attack is a form of cyberspace attack that uses numerous slaved devices or "bots" to send messages remotely.
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A "bot" can be any network-connected device, be it a computer, a cellphone, or even a cybernetic implant.
  
 
These were initially used for Denial-Of-Service attacks to overload a comptuer's resources and force it to crash as a way of sabotaging a company.  But in recent years, the "bot-swarm" system has been refined and used as a form of underground advertisement.  Rather than overloading a company's network, the "bot-swarm" users use that company's media services such as message boards or forums or comment sections of web pages to send out multiple messages in manageable waves.
 
These were initially used for Denial-Of-Service attacks to overload a comptuer's resources and force it to crash as a way of sabotaging a company.  But in recent years, the "bot-swarm" system has been refined and used as a form of underground advertisement.  Rather than overloading a company's network, the "bot-swarm" users use that company's media services such as message boards or forums or comment sections of web pages to send out multiple messages in manageable waves.
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=Related Information=
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A bot-swarm was the message delivery system used by [[Vox Populii]] in the '''[[Future's Guardian|"Future's Guardian"]]''' series.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 11:17, 8 October 2019

A bot-swarm attack is a form of cyberspace attack that uses numerous slaved devices or "bots" to send messages remotely.

A "bot" can be any network-connected device, be it a computer, a cellphone, or even a cybernetic implant.

These were initially used for Denial-Of-Service attacks to overload a comptuer's resources and force it to crash as a way of sabotaging a company. But in recent years, the "bot-swarm" system has been refined and used as a form of underground advertisement. Rather than overloading a company's network, the "bot-swarm" users use that company's media services such as message boards or forums or comment sections of web pages to send out multiple messages in manageable waves.

Related Information

A bot-swarm was the message delivery system used by Vox Populii in the "Future's Guardian" series.