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Graphics card stock got you down? A reported 788% one-month rise in ‘bad bot activity’ might be to blame

Graphics card stock got you down? A reported 788% one-month rise in 'bad bot activity' might be to blame

There has been a meteoric rise in bot traffic in the final few months of 2020, according to data from cyber-security firm, Imperva. Conducting an analysis into bot behaviour over the past year—which it says now accounts for more than a quarter of all web requests—the firm claims the major launch period leading up to the holidays saw a gargantuan increase in bot traffic headed to retail websites, namely to snap up stock.

The firm reports an increase in bot activity to retail sites of 788 percent between September and October 2020 alone.

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