Bots That Mimic Human Behavior [CHART]

Bots That Mimic Human Behavior [CHART]While almost two-thirds of bad bots worldwide behave like bots, roughly 40% are able to mimic human behavior, according to 2015 research.

Bot detection and mitigation services provider Distil Networks gathered data from 2015 activity tracked by its network, including 74 billion bad bot threats as well as good bots and human traffic.

In addition to looking at the share of bad bots—machine-generated web traffic deployed to purposefully inflate traffic counts, including fraud, spam and web-scraping bots—worldwide that mimicked human behavior vs. typical bot behavior, the data also looked the share of bad bots worldwide that are able to load external assets, like a JavaScript file. Read the rest at eMarketer.