Out Betting Bots

Uncovering the bot threats to the betting industry

With Ozric Vondervelden, Partner at Lovelace Consultancy

How is automated bot traffic affecting your betting website? Web scraping and subsequently arbitrage betting, are amongst the top automated threats to the betting industry, with cyber-criminals becoming increasingly adept at evading detection techniques to exploit the odds to their advantage.

But scrapers are not the only bots threatening the betting industry. To help us uncover the evolving bot threat posed to betting organisations, we have asked cybersecurity expert Ozric Vondervelden to give us an in-depth update on the bots he frequently sees targeting betting businesses.

We will discuss how bots are affecting the betting landscape, the cost to businesses and what you can do to protect your organisation.

During the webinar, you will learn: 

  • About bots – The good vs. the bad
  • What bots are doing and why
  • How bots are affecting the betting industry
  • What a bonus abuse attack looks like in action
  • Ozric Vondervelden
    Ozric Vondervelden Partner at Lovelace Consultancy
    Ozric has worked against the betting industry for many years, specializing in: Exploiting websites, bonus engine logics and game mechanics, using many identities – in a way that is currently legal – to make a sustainable 6 figure annual income. Ozric ended up consulting for a company that he had previously taken a significant amount of money from, which led to Ozric turning his back on his old life and going on to work with 16 operators in the last 9 months; as well as several platforms and slot providers.
  • Scott Pendlebury
    Scott Pendlebury Head of Threat Research at Netacea
    Scott Pendlebury is a seasoned Cyber Threat Intelligence professional with over eight years of operational experience. In his current role at Netacea, he researches and investigates the impact that bot operators make to the security of businesses and their customers. In his previous role at Fujitsu's Advanced Threat Centre, he was the Principle Threat Intelligence Analyst in the Cyber Threat Intelligence team specializing in incident response, threat hunting, malware analysis and digital forensics. In 2015 he was seconded to the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) as a Fusion Analyst which involved the response to incidents of national significance.
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