Bot technology is a driving force of innovation. With more than half of all online traffic initiated by autonomous programs, bots are clearly showing no signs of slowing down.
Just like any technology, some bots are good, but the ones we hear about most are the bad ones–the bots being increasingly co-opted by attackers to optimize criminal activity. The main reason for their popularity among criminals is simple: botnets help criminals achieve scale.
SpyCloud helps enterprises identify employees and consumers using infected systems and intervene before criminals can leverage their stolen data for account takeover, identity theft, and online fraud.
Botnets are networks of computers infected with malware, and they help criminals steal information at scale.
Information pilfered by malware-infected machines is shared in small criminal circles, and sometimes posted on hacking web forums. When SpyCloud is able to recover this data, we parse out this malware intelligence – including the infected victim’s username, URL, and password – in order to help consumers and organizations protect themselves before criminals can leverage their stolen data for account takeover, identity theft, and online fraud.