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Botnet trafffic in 2015 - the invisible force that wants to eat the Internet

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    It sounds counter-intuitive but a new analysis from Imperva's Incapsula division has confirmed one of the Internet's most surprising secrets: a large proportion of website traffic isn't generated by human beings.

    The firm's figures for 2015 (measured between July and October on websites using the firm's security) found that roughly half of all traffic was generated by automated bots, both good ones such as search engine spiders (19.5 percent) and bad ones such as spam engines and pricing scrapers as well as DDoS traffic (29 percent). Only a fraction over half was initiated by a person clicking a mouse.

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