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Windows 7: Bots Attack US Mainly During Dinnertime

23 Apr 2014   #1
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Bots Attack US Mainly During Dinnertime

Botnets do most of their dirty work in the US during dinner and after dinnertime -- and they now create twice the web traffic they did a year ago, a new report finds.

Distil Networks' "2014 Annual Bad Bot Report," published today, found bad bots (versus search engine and other automated "good" bots) account for nearly 24 percent of all web traffic. The report covers activity of some 2.2 million bots from January through December of 2013, and draws from Distil's database of 7 billion bad bots. Good bot traffic actually dropped from 27.2 percent to 19.4 percent.

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