Monitoring Hacker Forums ADC Monthly Web Attacks Analysis, October 2012: “Imperva analyzed one of the largest-known hacker forums with roughly 250,000 members, as well as other smaller forums. Using search capabilities, we analyzed conversations by topic using specific keywords. We found:
- SQL injection is now tied with DDoS as the most discussed topic. Both topics got 19% of discussion volume. Last year, SQL injection was second with 19%, and DDoS came in first place with 22%. Ironically, of the $25 billion spent on software security, and we believe this means less than 5 percent of security budgets is allocated to products that cannot even
recognize SQL injection attacks let alone stop them. We believe this imbalance encourages hackers to continue to learn and deploy this attack method.
- Social networks today pose a major interest for hackers. They are becoming a prominent source of information, pictures, and potential monetary gain. Facebook was the most discussed social media platform, commanding 39% of discussions with Twitter a close second at 37%…”
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