What is bot?

bot meaning in Internet terms is
Definition: A computer connected to the Internet that has been surreptitiously / secretly compromised with malicious logic to perform activities under remote the command and control of a remote administrator.
Extended Definition: A member of a larger collection of compromised computers known as a botnet.
Synonym(s): zombie
Related Term(s): botnet


reference: Glossary | National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies