Web applications and API attacks in 2022 were analyzed in a recent report by CDNetworks. 45.127 billion web application attacks were detected and blocked throughout the year, an increase of 96.35% compared to 2021.
Eighty-seven percent of web-based businesses encountered two or more threats at the same time, with 65% of web-based businesses encountering three or more simultaneous threats. The percentage of attacks against APIs exceeded 50% for the first time in 2022, reaching 58.4%.
The report monitored a total of 163,185 million bot attacks throughout 2022, which was 1.93 times higher in 2021 and 4.55 times higher than in 2020. Sixty percent of the traffic to web applications and APIs really were made by human visits.