They pop up on your site when you least expect them. Most won’t do you harm but a few were born to be bad. Worst of all, they have the uncanny ability to impersonate a human being. They’re bots and there’s nothing you can do to stop them. (Insert dramatic ‘dun-dun-dun’ music here.)
Web security company, Incapsula just published their annual bot report and while overall bot traffic is down, Impersonator bots are on the rise.
Impersonator bots pretend to be something they’re not so they can sneak in and cause trouble; fake search engine bots, DDoS Bots, Spy Bots etc. We’ve seen a steady increase in these types but don’t panic — yet. Incapsula also noted a decrease in two other types of angry bots; hacking tools and scrapers.