Cyberthreats

CYBERTHREATS

An Internet bot, also known as web robot, WWW robot or simply bot, is a software application that runs automated tasks (scripts) over the Internet. It perform simple and structurally repetitive tasks, at a much higher rate than a human being. It is estimated that more than half of cyber traffic  come from bots and not human beings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

E-COMMERCE THREATS

As customers are becoming more attractive to sites to buy products or services, these same sites are also becoming more attractive for automated attacks.

The typical E-Commerce automated attacks are all aimed at theft and fraud and include:

 

 

  • Stealing a user's information
  • Creating discounts
  • Creating analytical skewness
  • Advertising or click fraud
  • Payment fraud with credit cards or gift cards
  • Stealing competitor prices and product details

 

 

 

 

BUSINESS IMPACT

Bot attacks are detrimental to both a company's income and expense KPI's leading to revenue loss; loss of competitive advantage; brand reputation as well as the cost for fraud detection and prevention.