What is a Botnet?
A botnet is an interconnected network of computers that have been infected with malware without the user's knowledge. Usually controlled by cybercriminals, botnets have been used for nuisance spam and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, which are most often characterized by fast and furious network traffic targeting a specific server.
In recent years, botnet attacks have become increasingly insidious. Today’s botnet attacks are often stealing personally identifiable information (PII) in order to commit financial fraud. Through credential stuffing attacks, botnets have exploited billions of breached login credentials over the last decade to commit real fraud through account takeover. By implementing the right fraud detection and device authentication solutions, you can avoid this problem to keep your customers safe.
In this solution brief, you'll learn:
- The value of leveraging device reputation, device intelligence and historical botnet activity to spot and stop botnet attacks.
- How multifactor authentication helps to prevent the fraud caused by botnets without adding friction for your good customers.