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Attack Types & Vectors

Behind the Disguise of Trojans

A Trojan horse is a malicious computer program masquerading as a useful or otherwise non-malicious, legitimate piece of software.

Can You Crack the Hack?

Let’s play a game. Below are clues describing a specific type of cyberattack; can you guess what it is? This...

Anatomy of a Cloud-Native Data Breach

Migrating computing resources to cloud environments opens up new attack surfaces previously unknown in the world of premise-based data centers. As a...

Are Connected Cows a Hacker’s Dream?

Humans aren’t the only ones consumed with connected devices these days. Cows have joined our ranks. Believe it or not,...

What is a Zero-Day Attack?

Zero-day attacks are the latest, never-before-seen generation of attacks. They are not volumetric or detectable from a known application signature. Security systems...

CISOs, Know Your Enemy: An Industry-Wise Look At Major Bot Threats

According to a study by the Ponemon Institute in December 2018, bots comprised over 52% of all Internet traffic. While ‘good’ bots discreetly index...

Bots 101: This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

In our industry, the term bot applies to software applications designed to perform an automated task at a high rate of speed. Typically, I...

Adapting Application Security to the New World of Bots

In 2018, organizations reported a 10% increase in malware and bot attacks. Considering the pervasiveness (70%) of these types of attacks reported in 2017, this uptick...

IoT Expands the Botnet Universe

In 2018, we witnessed the dramatic growth of IoT devices and a corresponding increase in the number of botnets and cyberattacks. Because IoT devices are always-on,...

Attackers Are Leveraging Automation

Cybercriminals are weaponizing automation and machine learning to create increasingly evasive attack vectors, and the internet of things (IoT) has proven to be the catalyst...

The Rise in Cryptomining

There are four primary motivations for cyberattacks: crime, hacktivism, espionage and war. Setting aside nation-state sponsored groups, the largest faction of attackers are cybercriminals,...

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IDBA: A Patented Bot Detection Technology

Over half of all internet traffic is generated by bots — some legitimate, some malicious. Competitors and adversaries alike deploy “bad” bots that leverage different methods to achieve nefarious objectives. This includes account takeover, scraping data, denying available inventory and launching denial-of-service attacks with the intent of stealing data or causing service disruptions.