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Automated attacks using bots targeting web applications prevail post-pandemic: Reports Barracuda researchers

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  • Bots pretending to be a Google bot – 12% of the web application attacks
  • Application DDoS – 9% of the sample Barracuda researchers analysed
  • Visa was the clear focus with more than three-quarters of attacks; MastercardDiners, and American Express at much smaller volumes
  • Fuzzing attacks, injection attacks, fake bots, App DDoS and blocked bots are the top five attacks performed

February 16, 2021: In December, Barracuda Networks, a trusted partner and a leading provider of cloud-enabled security solutions, identified automated attacks using bots to exploit vulnerabilities in web applications. The top five attacks using automated tools were fuzzing attacks, injection attacks, fake bots, App DDoS and blocked bots. Cybercrime has become a massive business, and scammers are increasingly turning to bots and automation to make their attacks more efficient and effective and help them avoid detection.


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