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2017 Bad Bot Report

March 14, 2017

2017 Bad Bot Report: If You Build It, They Will Come

When it comes to websites, it turns out bad bots have a type. If your website has one of the following attributes it’s virtually guaranteed to attract the wrong kind of attention:

  • 97% of sites with unique content and/or product and pricing information were hit with scraper bots
  • 96% of login pages and 82% of signup pages were hit with bad bots
  • 90% of sites with login pages had bad bots traversing web pages behind those logins pages like payment portals
  • 31% of sites with web forms (e.g. discussion forums, review and contact us sections) were hit with spammer bots.

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:

  • The percentage of sites that suffer denial of service level bad bot spikes
  • The percentage of sites that have bad bots skewing user tracking analytics
  • How the four bad bot attracting attributes tie in with OWASP automated threats you need to know about
  • How bad bots are claiming to be mobile
  • How to shrink your attack surface

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