Bad bot traffic reaching an all-time high over the past year

In 2020, Imperva saw the highest percentage of bad bot traffic (25.6%) since 2014, while traffic from humans fell by 5.7%. More than 40% of all web traffic requests originated from a bot last year, suggesting the growing scale and widespread impact of bots in daily life. Advanced Persistent Bots remained the majority of bad bot traffic over the past year, amounting to 57.1%. These bots are responsible for high-speed abuse, misuse and attacks on … More

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