The Anatomy of an Automated Bot Attack

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.

5. Distribution

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.

7. Outcome

Criminals monetize bot attacks and/or extract valuable data before most businesses are aware they’ve been attacked.