Bot attacks are as active as ever: under attack services that host a lot of personal information of clients (hotels, airlines, online shops).
Hotels, airlines, cruises and travel sites are under siege from crooks using using fake or stolen account details to try to access accounts. | Hackers have been using stolen or leaked account details to attempt to log into accounts, using botnets to deliver attacks at industrial scale, according to research by Akamai. Akamai researchers analysed nearly 112 billion bot requests and 3.9 billion malicious login attempts that targeted sites in this industry including airlines, cruise lines and hotels among others. Nearly 40 percent of the traffic seen across hotel and travel sites is classified as “impersonators of known browsers” – which Akamai described as a known vector for fraud.