Threat advisory: High volume bot traffic against retailers

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In recent months, there has been a spike in malicious bot traffic with similar characteristics across more than 20 customers emanating from the same VPN vendor and its affiliated companies. Retail customers, in particular, were targeted by attacks.

Threat actors continue to target APIs as opposed to web apps, with 90% of all attack traffic funneled through APIs, according to a recent report.

This brief outlines a threat advisory and aims to spread awareness about bot traffic. It includes:

  • 3 key recommendations
  • How threat actors mask identity
  • Attacks and characteristics observed
  • Unique tactics used to evade defenses
  • And more

Read on to tap into these insights and discover research findings.

Oct 7, 2021
Oct 7, 2021
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