A Clustering Approach to Unsupervised Attack Detection in Collaborative Recommender Systems
Securing collaborative filtering systems from malicious attack has become an important issue with increasing popularity of recommender systems. Since recommender systems are entirely based on the input provided by the users or customers, they tend to become highly vulnerable to outside attacks. Prior research has shown that attacks can significantly affect the robustness of the systems. To prevent such attacks, researchers proposed several unsupervised detection mechanisms. While these approaches produce satisfactory results in detecting some well studied attacks, they are not suitable for all types of attacks studied recently.