‘Bad Bots’ Account For More Than 20% Of E-Commerce Traffic

Malicious bots don’t just target social media sites —they can affect e-Commerce retailers, and their activity is on the rise, according to the 2018 Bad Bot Report from Distil Networks. Bad bots’ share of all web site traffic rose 9.5% in 2017, to 21.8%.

Bad bots, which accounted for 21.45% of e-Commerce traffic during the year, can attack retailers in multiple ways, including:

  • Price scraping: checking prices to help competitors beat them;
  • Account…