A slang term for a collection of computers or networks that have been compromised by criminals. The term implies that the password of the root user is known. This grants whoever posesses it root (system administrator) access. These passwords are often sold to spammers and phishing gangs who then use the compromised systems to send out millions of e-mail messages.

Last updated: 2022-12-07

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