The Big Business of Bad Bots


By Kevin Townsend

Bad bots are big news largely because of the FBI investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election. But bad bots are a bigger problem than automated tweeting: 42.2% of all website traffic comes from bots; and 21.8% of it is down to bad bots.

Distil Networks’ 2018 Bad Bot Report, based on an analysis of hundreds of billions of bad bot requests, shows that bad bot traffic increased by 9.5% in 2017. Bad bots differ from good bots, whose traffic also increased by 8.8% to 20.4%. It means that only — on average — 57.8% …read more

Via:: Security Week