Detect Thief! Screen scrapers
Posted on 2013-07-01
We have a client who has a lot of valuable data on their site. We have discovered a competitor site is somehow electronically copying the data. We have tested by making a change to a small data element and within a couple of days the exact change appears on their other site.
We are trying to figure out how to find/track their software that is pulling from our site.
We want to know what URL on our site their may be using (complex reason, but it would help)
We want to be able to track their activity and the source IP address
Once we identify them, we are planning strategies to stop it (such as feeding them bad data)