Sharp increase in blended, automated attacks

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Jul 30, 2013 05:53 am PST

FireHost announced its latest web application attack statistics, which track the prevalence of four distinct types of cyberattacks that pose the most serious threat to businesses.

Detailing more than 24 million cyberattacks, FireHost has seen a large percentage increase in the number of common web attacks such as SQL Injection and Cross-Site Request Forgery. This increase can be attributed to ease of automation, enabling hackers to combine these techniques to quickly and surreptitiously steal data, install malware on servers, assimilate new botnet zombies or simply take down a site.

Compared with Q1 2013, the volume of Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks rose 16 percent while SQL Injection attacks, which have increased in each of the last five quarters, rose another 28 percent in Q2 2013.


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