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Nearly half of all activity online is the work of automated ‘bots’ rather than humans, a new study has claimed.
Apparently the proportion of human activity online is at its lowest level in eight years, with AI-powered bots rapidly ‘taking over the Internet’ with spam and cybercrime.
The cybersecurity wizards at Imperva claim that 2022 saw a huge increase in this kind of activity online, with 47.4% of all internet traffic coming from bots rather than humans.
They warned that ‘bad bots’, or those that send junk emails or steal data from people, make up 66.6% of this traffic—and this is only set to get worse thanks to new AI technology.
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