How Bots Attack API
A bot is an automated software that runs a specific task over a mobile or web platform. Hackers typically use bots to perform malicious activities on mobile and web application programming interfaces that can greatly compromise your data.
Bots try to access the web and mobile APIs in other to steal information or disrupt how they operate. Cybercriminals have a lot of ways to compromise APIs through bots, but the most trivial method they use is reverse engineer the API. This is a system where Cybercriminals set up a proxy between the API and the application in other to record the content calling endpoints. They can also use bots to log into the applications through the API in other to perform criminal actions. Furthermore, bots can be used to study how an application operates through the API. Once they have established how the programs function, they can automate the process and steal information from your applications.