Google: Bad bots are on the attack, and your defence plan is probably wrong | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Google: Bad bots are on the attack, and your defence plan is probably wrong

Google is warning that bots are causing more problems for business -- but many companies are only focused on the most obvious attacks.

At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic Microsoft chief Satya Nadella said Microsoft had seen "two years' worth of digital transformation in two months." Google now sees that attackers have adapted to these changed conditions and are boosting attacks on newly online businesses, with bots high on the list of tools used.

Bot attacks can cover anything from web scraping where bots are used to gather content or data, to bots that try to beat Captchas, to ad fraud, card fraud and inventory fraud. Of particular concern are distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS), where junk traffic is directed at an online service with the purpose of flooding it to the point of knocking it offline.

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