Google’s reCAPTCHA is hailed as a simple solution against bots, spam and other internet abuse but it’s not a failsafe. It can easily be defeated.
Bad bots continue to consume resources and overwhelm organisations, accounting for at least a quarter of all internet traffic and disrupting processes.
To highlight the size of the problem, there were in excess of 57 billion bot-initiated attacks in human-initiated financial services processes in 2021 (this is believed to be an underestimate. Source: Help Net Security), growing at 41% per year.