Databases Assaulted by SQL Injection Attacks

Hackers are striking databases in record numbers, trying to pilfer a rich trove of personal and financial data, a security vendor said Wednesday.

SecureWorks, based in Atlanta, is detecting up to 8,000 attacks per day on databases owned by its clients, up from an average 100 to 200 attacks per day in the first three months of this year.

The statistics come from data on its 1,300 clients, including financial institutions and utilities, most of which are located in the United States. SecureWorks provides managed security services, including intrusion-detection technology along with virus and spam filtering for e-mail. Databases Assaulted by SQL Injection Attacks - Security Feed - Blog - CSO Magazine

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