The bots they are a'changing. That's the takeaway from a new Distil Networks study, which found that Advanced Persistent Bots are on the rise. According to the report nearly half (46%) of online traffic comes from bots, and 18% from 'bad bots'.
Just what are APBs? These bots mimic human behavior, making it difficult for businesses, agencies and advertising networks to get an accurate readings; they can also distribute attacks over many IP addresses. Researchers found that most (73%) are distributing attacks via multiple IPs and that 20% pass the 100 IP address mark.