A screenshot from Kasada's Botronica tool.

Hidden within a company’s online traffic, malicious bots attempt to silently blend in with otherwise benign activity as they carry out DDoS attacks, spam campaigns, click fraud and other cybercrimes. But it’s not such a “Silent Night” anymore, because one company has found a way to demonstrate to its customers what a bad bot sounds like — sort of.

Introducing Botronica, a new online tool from bot management company Kasada, which uses sonification technology to translate malicious bot traffic into sounds. Kasada then layers this on top of genuine human traffic and “good bot” traffic, to create some rather trippy three-part synth-pop harmonies.

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