Erez Hasson, Author at Security Boulevard

Brace yourselves: Holiday shopping season is coming

The E-commerce market has seen tremendous revenue growth during the pandemic. Along with that good news for E-business, there has been an increase in fraudulent activities online that may cost retailers over $20 billion in losses by the end of 2021. According to eMarketer, worldwide retail E-commerce sales posted a ... Read More
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From basic text to streaming 4K movies: A brief history of the World Wide Web

When Sir Tim Berners-Lee wrote his proposal for the World Wide Web (WWW) in 1989, he probably didn’t predict just how much his ideas would change the way we communicate. With about 1.83 billion websites to date, the World Wide Web has been the cornerstone of the information age. Famously ... Read More

Bad bot activity on sports betting websites rises during Euro 2020

Across Europe, the EURO 2020 tournament captivated fans over the past month, with Italy ultimately defeating England to take home the cup on July 11. As fans eagerly watched the matches, Imperva Research Labs was busy monitoring activity that wasn’t happening on the playing field — but across a range ... Read More
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Infographic: How Do You Stop Bad Bots?

According to Imperva’s Bad Bot Report 2021, bad bot traffic has maintained its upwards trend, amounting to 25.6 percent of all traffic in 2020, an all-time high. Combined with good bot traffic, 40.8 percent of internet traffic in 2020 wasn’t human, as human traffic decreased by 5.7 percent to 59.2 ... Read More
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Infographic: What Are Bad Bots Doing?

By now, anyone with even a passing interest in how the Web functions has heard of bots. Most people understand that there are good and bad bots. Legitimate bots like Googlebot, an application used by Google to crawl the Internet and index it for search, and others like it represent ... Read More

Bad bots continue to evolve. Your mitigation strategy should, too.

With the global pandemic continuing to catalyze digitalization, we’ve seen two years worth of digital transformation take place in a mere two months, according to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Clearly, bad actors are capitalizing on the opportunities that digital transformation creates, as more data and business information are now available ... Read More
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Infographic: How Are Bad Bots Hurting Your Business?

Bad bots are software applications which run automated tasks with malicious intent over the internet. They scrape data from sites without permission in order to reuse it and gain a competitive edge (e.g. pricing, inventory levels, proprietary content, etc.). They are used for scalping, the act of obtaining limited availability ... Read More

Web Scraping: The Fine Line Between Business Intelligence and Data Privacy Violation. Is it Legal?

Web Scraping is the use of automated software (also known as bots) to extract content and data from a website. It is also classified by the OWASP as an automated threat (OAT-011). Web Scraping differs from Screen Scraping in that it can extract underlying HTML code and data that is ... Read More

JavaScript Fraud: More Than Just Magecart and Skimming

The global pandemic has driven a sharp rise in online traffic that provides fertile ground for attackers to execute a growing number of more sophisticated client-side attacks. For example, Magecart-style attacks are used to steal sensitive information by skimming data either through a first-party JavaScript, or through a third-party (aka ... Read More
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Bad Bot Traffic Breaks Records in 2020

Bad bots have long been a major illness plaguing the internet. As internet traffic reached new heights throughout the global pandemic, unfortunately so did bot traffic. In 2020, 40.8 percent of internet traffic wasn’t human, and 25.6 percent originated from bad bots. What have these bad bots been doing throughout ... Read More

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