The Rise Of Bot Attacks
Half of all small businesses will be a victim of a cyberattack within the next twelve months. There are many different types of attacks with a growing rise in the number of bot attacks. A bot is a software application or script that automatically completes tasks on command. There are numerous malicious bots that allow a cybercriminal to remotely take over an affected computer.
Once in control, the machine is often referred to as a zombie. And it can be used for numerous actions. This can include things like: sending spam emails, scraping customer data and executing DDOS attacks on legitimate businesses. Normally, the bots are so small on a computer system that machine owners don’t realize that their device is affected. If there is a noticeable impact, it is often that the machine will have random periods of slowness.