Four major security threats sophisticated bots pose

Bots are automated programs that can perform repetitive tasks, which can be either harmful or beneficial. Some run automatically, whereas others execute commands based on the input they receive. There are many different types of bots, but some common examples include web crawlers, chat room bots, and malicious bots.

A recent survey by the Neustar International Security Council found 75 percent of organizations were concerned about security threats from bots. Bot distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks ranked
as the number one concern.

What are the top security threats posed by malicious bots? Here are the top four security threats posed by sophisticated bots and botnets.