In a World … Where Bots May be Taking Over the Internet

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Other impersonators make up 20.5 percent

The study discovered an 8 percent increase in the activity labeled "other" — the change could be an indication of the increase in hacker activity. This group of unclassified bot visitors looks to target anyone for the purposes of gathering marketing intelligence, consuming bandwidth or causing service degradation.

Making sure your organization's website is safe, secure and running without any malicious activity under the radar is a major concern today, especially since we live in a time when website activity is not limited to humans. Bots, short for Internet robots, are programmed to execute certain commands on the Web.

Last year, cloud-based security company Incapsula conducted a bot study collecting data from thousands of websites to find out how prevalent bots are on the Internet, which ones are good or bad, and how their activity measures up to human activity. Over a 90-day period, the company collected data from a group of 20,000 sites on its network, amounting to 1.45 billion visits. Here are the punch lines from the report.

 

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

 
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