13
JAN
2016

Distil Networks Acquires Sentor ScrapeSentry to Add 24/7 Security Operations Center and Expert Team of Analysts

San Francisco, CA – January 13, 2016 – Distil Networks, the global leader in bot detection and mitigation, today announced its acquisition of managed security services provider ScrapeSentry, a spin-off of leading managed security firm Sentor. ScrapeSentry’s team of experienced...
10
NOV
2015

When Reservation Bots Steals Your Favorite Table

Want a table at that trendy restaurant? Oh, you can book it online! What? There are no available times open at all? Well how about in a week? No? A month? No? How about two months? Is this a joke? How can this be possible? This kind of conversations with your browser might not be...
07
SEP
2015

Data Scraping – Terms & Conditions

Is scraping illegal? This is a question you can find on many forums and a question that is very important to us at ScrapeSentry. One could claim that scraping data from a public website isn’t really “stealing”, but that it is simply exploiting resources that are made available...
02
SEP
2015

How Python Is Used to Scrape Websites

Web Scraping has become more popular in the year 2015 with more than thousands of websites being scraped daily. Because of the recent growth in scraping the methods and ways of scraping a website has changed. One of the bigger threats to sites are scrapers using python code to...
20
AUG
2015

Price Scraping a Growing Threat to Ecommerce Sites

Web scraping is a technique of extracting information over the web. Usually, information linked to products, services or price/discounts are targeted. For example, a start up might have the need to keep up with its competitor’s prices on various products or services....
17
AUG
2015

The Growing Phenomenon of Job Scraping

Scrapers steal information from almost any site that has sellable and usable information. Usually the websites with more information and users are the bigger the targets. Sites like, monster.com and Indeed.com, are high priority targets for scrapers. They have a substantial...
22
JUN
2015

Sectors at Greater Risk of Data Theft Identified in ScrapeSentry Scraping Threat Report 2015

In its Scraping Threat Report 2015, issued today, the increasing threat to online businesses from data theft due to web scraping is outlined by global IT security industry experts ScrapeSentry. Analysis of ScrapeSentry’s Global Scraping Intelligence Platform, which is the largest...
15
JUN
2015

Scraping in 2015: Tools and Extensions

In today’s society, a person’s information is a click away, for web scrapers millions of people’s information is less than a click away. Web Scraping is becoming a very pertinent thing in today’s society and can cause a ton of damage to both businesses and customers alike. Web...
09
JUN
2015

Airlines contemplating Point of Sales (POS) fees for third party ticket sales

Enforcing fees is critical to a successful program. Lufthansa recently announced that they are adding a Point of Sale fee for bookings through travel search engines, OTA’s (Online Travel Agents), and others who resell their tickets. For many years now the OTA’s have been reaping...
05
JUN
2015

ScapeSentry comments on Lufthansa’s plan for a 3rd party booking fee

Lufthansa has announced that it will be adding a €16 Point of Sale fee for bookings made through travel search engines, Online Travel Agents (OTAs) and others who resell its airline tickets from September this year. In response to this, Martin Zetterlund, Founding Partner of...
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