Distil Networks’ Sixth Annual Bad Bot Report Finds Bad Bot Arms Race Rages On

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ARLINGTON, Va., April 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- , the global leader in bot mitigation, today released its annual Bad Bot Report titled, “Bad Bot Report 2019: The Bot Arms Race Continues.” The report investigates hundreds of billions of bad bot requests from 2018 over thousands of domains to provide deeper insight into the daily automated attacks wreaking havoc on websites, mobile apps and APIs. The findings suggest that bot attack sophistication continues to evolve, as advanced attackers learn to adapt their techniques in order to invalidate existing defense tactics.

“Bot operators and bot defenders are playing an incessant game of cat and mouse, and techniques used today, such as mimicking mouse movements, are more human-like than ever before,” said Tiffany Olson Kleemann, CEO of Distil Networks. “As sophistication strengthens, so too does the breadth of industries impacted by bad bots. While bot activity on industries like and are well-documented, no organization – large or small, public or private – is immune. When critical online activity, like voter registration, can be compromised as a result of bad bot activity, it no longer becomes a challenge to tackle tomorrow. Now is the time to understand what bots are capable of and now is the time to act.”

Bad bots are used by competitors, hackers and fraudsters and are the key culprits behind account takeovers or hijacking, web scraping, brute-force attacks, competitive data mining, transaction fraud, data theft, spam, digital ad fraud and downtime. Produced by the , a team of dedicated analysts who examine the most sophisticated automated threats for some of the world’s most attacked websites, this report underscores the increasing pervasiveness of bad bots, revealing that no industry is safe from malicious bot activity.

This year’s report provides a comprehensive breakdown of some of the top industries impacted by bots and the specific challenges they face. Key findings include:

To download a full copy of Distil Networks’ report, visit:

To ask questions and learn more, register for our upcoming webinar taking place on Wednesday, May 8, at 10:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. ET:

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Globe Newswire: 14:00 GMT Wednesday 17th April 2019

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