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

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Hacking tools account for 4.5 percent

Hacking tools operate to inject malware, steal data and destroy content by infiltrating websites and their content management systems, for example, credit card theft and website server hijacking — the type of attack that does not shy from headlines and gives consumers a headache over whether their data has been compromised.

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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