cybersecurity Glossary

What is Zombie?

A Zombie is a device connected to the Internet that is infected by malware and becomes controlled by a third party.

Zombie devices are commonly involved in denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks and sending SPAM.

It is very common to find routers and IoT devices whose security is more difficult to manage and is more prone to remote infections among the zombie equipment.

A set of Zombie systems give rise to a botnet.