Optimizing Web Application Security for the New Bad Bot Threat Landscape

Bad Bots are the Key Culprits Behind the Majority of Website Problems

Bad bots comprise an average 19% of all Internet traffic, based on Distil Networks’ annual bot report. It’s this 19% that causes the majority of problems. These are quite diverse in nature and vary from website to website—depending on what industry you’re in and what type of data is of value to hackers or competitors.

API abuse can be caused by bots, business partners, runaway scripts, and integration bugs. In relation to online fraud, both bots and humans can generate transaction fraud and chargebacks.

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