[ExI] Bots and AI are now half of internet traffic

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Sat May 4 11:34:09 UTC 2024

On Sat, 4 May 2024 at 11:47, efc--- via extropy-chat
<extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> Does that include spam as well?

It does include bot automated spam.
See: <https://www.independent.co.uk/tech/internet-bots-web-traffic-imperva-b2339153.html>
Bad bot activity can include anything from spam that clogs up email
inboxes, to advanced systems that carry out brute force attacks to
hack into people’s emails or online accounts.

But much of the spam and fraud may not be automated by bots.
A lot of criminal gang activity may be personal attacks, like the
"romance" scams from Nigeria.
That statistic was from 2023. It gets worse every year!


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