White Paper: Detecting and Blocking Site Scraping Attacks
Site scraping attacks range from harmless data collection for personal research to calculated, repeated data harvesting used to undercut competitor's prices or to illicitly publish valuable information. Site scraping, also called screen scraping or Web scraping, can undermine victims' revenues and profits by siphoning off customers and reducing competitiveness. This paper investigates various types of scraping attacks, site scraping tools, and effective techniques to detect and stop future attacks.