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Study: 96% of Websites Get Attacked by Bad Bots
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2017, 04:12:25 PM »
Study: 96% of Websites Get Attacked by Bad Bots
16 March 2017, 3:01 pm

The Internet is full of bots, some of which don't have your best interest at heart. In fact, bad bots attack 96% of websites with login pages and highly active within user accounts. This makes companies be at risk of data theft, account takeover, and even fraud. 

According to a new report from Distil Networks, a company that hands bot detection and mitigation, almost every website that has a login page is under attack from bad bots. These automated programs put at use by hackers and other cyber criminals can be quite efficient in their endeavors. 

The report finds that websites requiring a login are almost certainly being attacked by bad bots. With a 96% attack rate, it's probably pretty easy to name such a site at the top of your head and get it right. These bad bots are used by competitors, hackers, and fraudsters, and they're most often than not to blame for web scraping, brute force attacks, competitive data mining, online fraud, account hijacking, data theft, ... (read more)

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