A new study developed by Distil Networks and the Online TrustAlliance revealed 95% of top websites across different verticals,including financial services, are no match against advancedpersistent and damaging bots.

The survey found that while an average of 16% of websites acrossall industries can thwart simple bot attacks, only 5% properlyprotect against sophisticated attacks. In fact, the report foundthat of the websites tested, only 4% could detect evasive or advanced bots.

The ninth annual audit, powered in part by San Francisco-basedbot detection and mitigation firm Distil, evaluated the top 1,000websites in retail, banking, consumer services, government, newsmedia, internet service providers and OTA members.

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Roy Urrico

Roy W. Urrico specializes in articles about financial technology and services for Credit Union Times, as well as ghostwriting, copywriting, and case studies. Also: writer/editor of a semi-annual newsletter for Association for Financial Technology since 1997 and history projects funded by the U.S Interior Department, National Park Service and Warren County (N.Y.).