The Anatomy of an Automated Bot Attack
1. Root Cause
Individuals reuse their credentials (username and passwords).
2. Credential Abuse
Attackers use bot attacks to conduct credential stuffing to test usernames and passwords and break in.
3. Black Market
Where criminals easily purchase stolen credentials.
4. Attack Mechanism
Software used to launch bot attacks is cheap and easy to configure.
Attackers use residential proxy networks to hide their bot attacks amongst real users.
6. Lack of Visibility
Traditional security tools can’t identify/mitigate these bot attacks.
Criminals monetize bot attacks and/or extract valuable data before most businesses are aware they’ve been attacked.