Bad bots are a problem faced by every business with an online presence. Every website, mobile app, and the APIs that power them, are attacked by bots around the clock. According to the annual Bad Bot Report, only 62.1 percent of web traffic is generated by actual humans—the rest is bots. While some bots are welcomed by businesses, like search engines, there are other nefarious bots that are unwanted and dangerous. These bad bots comprise 20.4 percent of all web traffic.
Specifically, the e-commerce industry suffers from a wide range of bad bot problems as the variety of bad bot attacks is more diverse in e-commerce than in many other industries. This research report from Imperva details the impact that bots are having on the e-commerce industry.
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