Such a system is known as a bot robot zombie or drone

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Such a system is known as a bot (robot), zombie or drone, and secretly takes over another Internet-attached computer then uses that computer to launch or manage attacks that are difficult to trace to the bot’s creator. The bot is typically planted on hundreds or thousands of computers belonging to unsuspecting third parties. The collection of bots often is capable of acting in a coordinated manner; such a collection is referred to as a botnet .