If You Build It, They Will Come

March 15, 2017 Peter Zavlaris

When it comes to websites, bad bots have a type. If your website has one or more of these four attributes: a login, payment processor, proprietary content/pricing information, or web forms—you have a bad bot problem.

Now in its 4th addition, the Distil Networks Bad Bot Report 2017 is the world’s most comprehensive study of bad bots.

Over the course of 2016, Distil Networks data science and security analyst teams reviewed hundreds of billions of bad bot requests across thousands of domains on the Distil Network from all over the world.

Some of the key discoveries are:

  • 97 out of 100 sites were hit with scrapers
  • 96 out of 100 login pages were attacked by bad bots
  • 90 out of 100 accounts (behind the login) were hit
  • 31 out of 100 sites with web forms had spammer bots.

The data also showed that over the course 2016 bad bots made up 19.9% of all web traffic, which is 6.98% increase since 2015.

If you’re one of the world’s top 10,000 sites (as ranked by Alexa.org), you’ve had a 36.65% increase in bad bot traffic since 2015. What’s more, you won’t see 75% of bad bots coming—even if you have a WAF—until it’s too late. Find out why...

In the 2017 Bad Bot Report you will learn:

  • More on the four bad bot attracting attributes and how these attributes tie in with OWASP automated threats you need to know about
  • How you can tell if bad bots are on your site
  • How bad bots are claiming to be mobile
  • How to shrink your attack surface
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