Over half of Internet traffic is “non-human”

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

March 19, 2012
Robot-feature

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.

Tags: hacking, Incapsula

Free Email Newsletter:
Subscribe

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyBroadband – technology images can be found here

Join the conversation

Connect with MyBB

twitterfacebookandroidappleblackberrynewsletterfeed

Poll

Do you think South Africa should invest heavily in solar power instead of coal fuelled power stations?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

What cancelling your cellphone contract will cost you

SA mobile operators

SA mobile operators provide feedback on how consumers can terminate their contract agreement early.

Committee distances itself from instruction to suspend SABC chair

SABC Please Stand By Test Pattern

Parliament’s portfolio committee on communications distanced itself on Sunday from comments made by committee member Gavin Davis regarding SABC chairwoman Ellen Tshabalala

Cell C, Telkom Mobile gone in a few years: analyst

Mobile fight

Analyst David Shapiro predicts that only Vodacom and MTN will survive the mobile war

SABC mess continues

SABC logo TV screens

Parliament’s portfolio committee on communications distanced itself from comments made by committee member Gavin Davis regarding SABC chairwoman Ellen Tshabalala

Free MyBroadband Newsletter:
Subscribe
X
bool(true)