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  • command-and-control servers (C&C center)

    Definition -Command and control servers (C&C servers) are computers that issue commands to members of a botnet. Botnet members may be referred to a zombies and the botnet itself may be referred to as a zombie army.

  • exploit kit (crimeware kit)

    Definition -An exploit kit is a programming tool that allows someone who does not have any experience writing software code to create, customize and distribute malware.

  • insider threat

    Definition -An insider threat is a malicious hacker (also called a cracker or a black hat) who is an employee or officer of a business, institution, or agency. The term can also apply to an outside person who poses as an employee or officer by obtaining false credentials.

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