Bot attacks grow 41% in first half of 2021: LexisNexis
A new cybercrime report from LexisNexis has found that bot attacks are up significantly in 2021, growing by 41% in the first half of the year.
The biannual report found that the financial services industry and media businesses are facing the brunt of bot attacks while human-initiated attacks fell by 29%. Financial services companies saw 683 million bot attacks from January to June while media companies dealt with 351 million, up 174% year over year, according to the report.
The LexisNexis Cybercrime report is compiled through the analysis of 28.7 billion transactions over the six-month period through LexisNexis' Digital Identity Network. Digital transactions overall are up nearly 30% this year.