In recent years, buffer overflows topped the list as the most popular vulnerability used by hackers to compromise websites. However, the latest report from Mitre Corp., a US government funded research organization, clearly indicates that hackers are moving away from acts of vandalism to the more lucrative exploits of data theft. In fact, Cross-Site scripting and SQL Injection are now the most preferred hacking techniques used by hackers since these vulnerabilities allow access to such data as credit card details.
Last weekend, hackers pilfered the personal data of nearly 19,000 DSL equipment customers through a vulnerability in AT&T’s online store. The affected site was shut down within hours of the attack being launched. In a statement, AT&T attributed the motive of the attack to a criminal market for illegally obtained personal information. In fact, the data also included customers’ credit card details.
Acunetix Ltd., a leading web security software company focused on helping enterprises secure their web applications, today announced a distribution agreement with Advanced Research Technologies, Inc. (ART). The agreement introduces Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner to the Japanese market.
Acunetix, a leading web security software company, today announced the release of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner version 4. This latest version provides a more comprehensive solution for enterprises wanting to detect exploitable website and web application vulnerabilities such as SQL Injection and Cross Site Scripting.
Acunetix WVS protects the loss of sensitive personal data due to XSS attacks