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Report: More Than 500,000 Websites Hit By New Form Of SQL Injection In '08
Written by Daniel   
Thursday, 26 February 2009 11:44
New Web breach incident report finds the bad guys deploying more automated attacks, targeting customers rather than data on sites

Feb 25, 2009 | 02:52 PM
By Kelly Jackson Higgins

A new flavor of an old-school Web attack was responsible for compromising more than 500,000 Websites last year.

An automated form of SQL injection using botnets emerged as the popular method of hacking Websites, according to a newly released report from the Web Hacking Incidents Database (WHID), an annual report by Breach Security and overseen by the Web Application Security Consortium (WASC). The report also found that attackers increasingly are targeting a Website's customers rather than the sensitive information in the site's database. [Comments...]

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