November 24, 2023
During these sales periods, Qrator Labs, a leading provider of DDoS attack mitigation observed a 45 per cent average increase in bot activity on e-commerce websites, particularly pronounced in the UAE. Unlike an increase in customer spending, this surge poses a threat to the security and stability of e-commerce and fintech loyalty programmes, with bots launching attacks.
Key takeaways from Qrator Labs’ findings include the revelation that 95 per cent of analysed bot traffic enters retail sites through unified client accounts, often attempting mass registrations for bonus programmes. Hackers target accounts with active bonus programmes, especially those used infrequently, recently registered, or abandoned.
November 23, 2023
During the sales period, Qrator Labs observed an average increase of 45 percent in bot activity on e-commerce websites, with the UAE experiencing a particularly pronounced surge
“To minimise risks, companies need to make proactive behavioural analysis, use security services, and predictive algorithms to counter bot threats, particularly during the holiday sales period. At this time, the website traffic increases due to ordinary users and is strengthened by malicious bots,” Victor Zyamzin, global head of business development at Qrator Labs said.
November 23, 2023
The third quarter of 2023 saw a persistent rise in UDP flood attacks, which have become the favored method for cybercriminals.
“Instead of brute force, attackers are now focusing on efficiency. The sophistication of attacks is expected to grow, with yesterday's mitigation methods likely to fail tomorrow,” warns Victor Zyamzin, global head of business development at Qrator Labs.
November 2, 2023
Job opportunities in the UAE’s information technology sector will rise 80 percent as IT leaders plan to augment their teams in the next 12 months, according to a survey.
The strategy aims to increase the size of the IT industry and emerging technologies by 50 percent and elevate the sector’s contribution to overall GDP by $13.3 billion, a report by the Prague-based network solution provider Qrator Labs said.
October 30, 2023
The latest report from Qrator Labs indicates a 40% rise in attacks during the first half of 2023 compared to the same period in 2022.
Victor Zyamzin, global head of business development at Qrator Labs, mentioned, “AI requires a lot of information for learning. Bots are needed to gather this information from everywhere. Therefore, bot attacks happen for data – public and private. This acceleration in research, while revolutionary, isn’t without its drawbacks. Despite AI’s capabilities, the final product always needs the human touch. Code produced with AI assistance is far from flawless and inevitably demands human corrections.”