Boat attacks on tourism


Some sectors are facing malicious boat attacks, unqualified boat attacks at the moment! Malicious bot attacks cannot be prevented in service areas such as the tourism, transportation and accommodation sectors, which are also an important component of the Turkish economy. Drawing attention to updated data scanned and shared last year, Komtera Technology Sales Director Gürsel Tursun stated that the top three sectors that saw bot attacks were tourism with 70%, commerce with 31% and automobiles with 24%. Malicious bots, which do not adhere to a coordination and perform multiple functions simultaneously, persist in their fierce presence in Internet traffic. So much so that malicious robots seem to be expanding the audience they threaten due to the technological transformation of the practices of daily life. Gürsel Tursun, Director of Technology Sales at Komtera, who draws attention to malicious bot attacks ranging from buying transportation tickets to online shopping habits and media consumption, stresses that there are 3 sectors where attacks occur most frequently. Tursun drew attention to the importance of malicious bots in the media as well as in the travel and commerce sectors, and Tursun states that these bots also pose a threat to cybersecurity through data collection, apart from the benefits they gain from attacks. Bots can attack you while moving from point A to point B According to data shared by Statica, advanced bot attack rate in travel and accommodation bookings ranks first globally at 70%. Noting that hotels and transportation, which are the lifeblood of the tourism industry, are under threat, Gürsel Tursun stated that there could be a malicious bot attack that runs in loops and creates timeouts in the background of empty hotel rooms that are not booked in the online sales quota or airplane seats. And empty buses that have not been sold. Recalling the importance of cybersecurity solutions to protect companies from bot attacks that cause huge losses, Tursun stresses that this problem that indirectly affects the tourism sector should not be ignored. E-commerce remains the favorite of malicious bots After incorporating the practices of daily life into technology, e-commerce, which has achieved a 69% increase in transaction volume nationwide, is still under attack by malicious bots. Drawing attention to the increase in cyberattacks targeting APIs on websites and applications, Gürsel Tursun, Director of Technology Sales at Komtera, recalls the activities of malicious bots in the e-commerce sector, which is on an upward trend. Talking about a wide range of areas, from payment fraud, to obtaining data on pages where products are located, and brute force attacks targeting home pages, Turson adds that automated attacks sometimes occur in areas where identity information is filled in. Emphasizing that the revenues of e-commerce companies are significantly affected by these attacks, Turson recommends not neglecting cybersecurity measures. It makes media publishers make the wrong decisions The media industry has been known to take advantage of well-meaning bots for affiliate advertising and marketing. While managing the process, filtering dirty bot traffic and organizing the analytics tools used for marketing purposes are seen as the main challenges. Noting that malicious bot activities are encountered in operations such as campaign analysis distortion, competitors and ad platforms resorting to data and content scraping, Gürsel Tursun adds that bot attacks push media publishers to make decisions in light of the wrong data.

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