Web Secure Services have more than five years experience in anti-bot solutions. Our team has a wealth of experience that includes developing and defeating bots on both sides of the fence. Therefore, if there is a team that has the understanding and deep-knowledge of how bots defeat loopholes, it is the team at Web Secure Services.
Account Takeover is when a bot deliberately buys up product dozens or thousands of times in order to restrict access of the product to the general consumer. The product targeted is often highly exclusive, limited edition or brand new. This makes them a perfect target because the person controlling the bot can re-sell the item for a lot more on sites like eBay, Amazon and even on the street.
Event tickets for a concert in New York was another target when bot controllers bought loads of tickets online and then sold them for inflated prices. In this instance, six companies were taken to court by New York’s attorney office for using bots to collect and sell tickets at an inflated price.
Bots are useful for this because they can make the purchases much faster
than a human. Therefore, they can clear out stock within seconds and then the
recipients can make a profit on items that are now limited.
For businesses, the short-term ramifications don’t seem too bad. After
all, the bots do pay. However, the products are branded and the process can
have negative implications for how the brand is seen, affecting future