Thursday, August 2, 2012

Black Hat is Over, But SQL Injection Attacks Persist

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse reported that 312 million data records have been lost since 2005 and 83% of hacking-related data breaches were executed via SQL injection attacks.

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In a period of six months, UK-based secure cloud hosting company FireHost reported a huge 69% jump in SQL injection attacks. It tracks these numbers based on the hundreds of thousands of total attacks it blocks on behalf of its cloud hosting clients.

Consider the stance from cloud hosting providers. If they can detect and block an attack against one website residing on their network, then they can collect this information over time, building knowledge that can be used to protect the entire hosted community.

For the most part, SQL injection attacks are automated and website owners may be blissfully unaware that their data could actively be at risk. Sites continue to lose customer data to digital thieves. Is your CU one of them? Read the article to learn more.

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