Tags bots

U.S. must increase defenses against Iranian information operations, report says

by Sean Lyngaas

Iranian bots and trolls are subtler than Russia's, according to researchers at the Atlantic Council.

Thriving ‘disinformation-as-a-service’ market could make smearing corporate rivals easy

by Sean Lyngaas

It is “alarmingly simple and inexpensive” to launch a sophisticated disinformation campaign with help available in cybercrime forums, analysts from Recorded Future concluded after studying the issue.

Imperva says cloud firewall customers' passwords were exposed

by Sean Lyngaas

The company found out about the incident last week thanks to an unnamed third party, he said.

A bot doesn't need to talk like a bot for Twitter to notice

by Jeff Stone

The approach is an attempt to solve a problem that keeps changing.

Up to 40 percent of traffic on ticket sites is automated. Here's why that's bad for security.

by Jeff Stone

Bad bots made up 39.9 percent of ticket-buying traffic between September and December 2018, according to Distil Networks.

A quarter of Twitter support for Arizona, Florida candidates is phony: research

by Sean Lyngaas

The research highlights an increasingly artificial political conversation in battleground states on the eve of the midterms.