The Latest Attacks Challenging Website Protection Strategies

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Content scraping automatically collects business intelligence from a website by impersonating trusted Googlebots. This attack can be used to eliminate a company’s competitive advantage, for example, by scraping a product catalog and prices.

Incapsula research reveals:

  • 16.3 percent of sites suffer from Googlebot impersonation attacks of some kind.
  • Among targeted sites, 21 percent of those claiming to be a Googlebot were impersonators.
  • The vast majority of impersonators post comment spam and also steal website content.

As more companies put their business online, the playing field for hackers continues to grow. Companies are facing a wider range of cybersecurity threats than ever before that target their infrastructure, applications, operations and even employees. To protect their business interests, organizations must safeguard their data. As most attacks today are carried out automatically using an army of bots that are not targeting specific companies, hackers are trying to reach as many websites as possible to maximize their botnet ROI — and any company, big or small, is a target.

With the rapid evolution of online threats, cloud-based services are becoming a larger part of an organization's operational security strategy. Eldad Chai, director of product management at Incapsula, explains some of the biggest challenges in mitigating malicious attacks and the questions organizations should keep in mind when developing a strategic security plan.

 

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