Over half of Internet traffic is “non-human”

More than half of the traffic on the internet comes from non-human sources

By - March 19, 2012 Share on LinkedIn
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Hacking software, scrapers and automated spam mechanisms are among the non-human sources that account for more than half of all internet traffic.

This is according to an Incapsula study, which also reported that the majority of this non-human traffic is potentially malicious.

The study is based on data collected from over 1,000 websites that make use of Incapsula’s services.

49 percent of web traffic is human, while 20 percent is “benign non-human search engine traffic.” The remaining 31 percent is related to malicious activities.

19 percent of the malicious traffic is from ‘spies’ collecting competitive intelligence, 5 percent is from automated hacking tools seeking out vulnerabilities, 5 percent is from scrapers, and 2 percent is from content spammers.

Read the full story at: Boy Genius Report.

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