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Imperva’s 11th Annual Bad Bot Report 2024

By Percy Smith posted 05-16-2024 09:56


Hi Community,

In case you missed it, I thought you might be interested in Imperva’s 11th annual Bad Bot Report that we released last month. You can download the full report here.

This year's report is based on data from our global network in 2023, including 6 trillion blocked bad bot requests, and focuses on bad bot activity at the OSI model’s layer (layer 7). These bot use cases are entirely different from volumetric DDoS attacks, which manipulate lower-level network protocols. 

Highlights of this year’s report


    • Bad Bots account for 32% of automated traffic - a 1.8% increase from 2022

    • Increase driven by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Large Learning Models (LLMS)

    • 49.6% of all internet traffic in 2023 wasn’t human

    • A drill down of the attack types reveals that 25% of attacks mitigated were sophisticated bad bots that sought to abuse business logic.

The most attacked industries in 2023:

The most attacked countries by %:

    • The United States was attacked significantly more than any other country in the world.

I hope you have found this as interesting as I have! If you have any questions, ask them below.

We will also be hosting a live webinar to discuss the findings and demonstrate how Imperva can help you to protect your organization. You can ask questions directly to the team during the live Q&A . Register here.*



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