BOT ATTACKS PROTECTION
Defend your business from Bot Attacks with XTN's powerful Behavioral Analysis technology.
In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the use of malicious bots designed to infiltrate computer systems and networks, carrying out various types of attacks that can cause significant harm to organizations and individuals. One of the main reasons malicious bots have become so widespread is the increasing reliance on technology in our daily lives and the growing sophistication of bot technology itself.
What is it?
Bot Attacks are malicious activities carried out by automated computer programs known as bots. These attacks can take many forms, but they generally involve the use of bots to infiltrate computer systems and networks, carrying out various types of attacks that can cause significant harm.
Let’s see most common bot attacks type:
- Credential Stuffing Bots
Credential Stuffing involves using automated scripts to enter stolen usernames and passwords into multiple websites in order to gain unauthorized access to user accounts.
This type of attack is particularly effective because many people use the same username and password combinations for multiple websites.
- Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS)
In a DDoS attack, a large number of bots are used to flood a target website or network with traffic, overwhelming it and causing it to crash or become inaccessible. This type of attack is often used as a form of extortion or to disrupt the operations of a business or organization.
- Malware attacks
In this type of attack, bots are used to distribute malicious software (or “malware”) that can infect a user’s computer and steal sensitive information such as login credentials, financial data, and personal information. Malware can also be used to take control of a victim’s computer, turning it into a “botnet” that can be used to carry out further attacks.
- Phishing attacks
In a phishing attack, bots are used to send out large volumes of fraudulent emails or messages in an attempt to trick people into revealing sensitive information such as passwords, credit card numbers, or social security numbers. These attacks can be highly effective because they often appear to come from a legitimate source, making them difficult to detect.
How does it work?
A malicious bot attack works by using automated computer programs (or “bots”) to infiltrate a computer system or network and carry out various types of attacks. Here’s a general overview of how a bot attack might work:
- Reconnaissance. The bot operator will typically begin by gathering information about the target system or network. This might involve scanning for vulnerabilities or weaknesses that can be exploited.
- Initial Access. Once a vulnerability has been identified, the bot operator will use it to gain access to the target system or network. This might involve exploiting a security flaw in the system’s software or tricking a user into downloading a malware-infected file.
- Establishing Control. Once the bot has gained access to the system, it will typically try to establish control by installing additional software or making changes to the system’s settings. This will allow the bot operator to carry out further attacks or use the compromised system to launch attacks on other targets.
- Carrying out Attacks. Once the bot has established control over the compromised system, it can be used to carry out a variety of attacks. For example, it might be used to launch a DDoS attack, distribute malware, or carry out a phishing scam.
- Maintaining Persistence. In order to ensure that the compromised system remains under their control, bot operators will often take steps to maintain persistence. This might involve installing additional software that allows them to control the system remotely, or using rootkits or other techniques to conceal their presence on the system.
Malicious Bot Attacks pose serious threats to businesses, causing significant damage with minimal effort. One of the main challenges in detecting these attacks is the increasing sophistication of bots, which can now perfectly simulate human behavior, making traditional bot checks less effective. To protect your systems and data from bot attacks, it’s crucial to be aware of these threats and take appropriate steps, such as using a solution that is both frictionless to the end user and invisible to the fraudster.
XTN's advanced User Behavior Analysis stops Bot Attacks in their tracks
With the increasing sophistication of bot technology, conventional detection techniques are becoming less effective. Our solution stands out by being both frictionless for end-users and invisible to attackers. The XTN Cognitive Security Platform® is specifically designed to identify advanced bots by analyzing user behavior patterns, achieving a 99.5% bot detection rate and providing reliable protection against malicious automated attacks.
XTN’s technology focuses on analyzing the user’s interactions within the application, using behavioral features such as velocity patterns, typing patterns, mouse movements, sensor activity (for mobile devices), and copy-and-paste operations to identify bot activity in real-time. This approach is particularly effective in protecting against Account Takeover (ATO) and New Account Fraud, as it avoids the inconvenience of Re-Captcha approaches while ensuring a seamless user experience.
Consequences of Bot Attacks can impact a digital business by:
• Revenue loss
• Reputational damage
• Increased operational costs
• Legal and compliance issues
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