SQL injection is a web security threat in which a hacker tampers with SQL queries sent to a database by an application.

FREMONT, CA : Any type of hacking attack that targets computer systems and online networks is referred to as a web security threat. The aim is to gain access to sensitive data, damage data, or steal money. According to Verizon research, the majority of online attacks are motivated by money. Others include espionage, competition, identity theft, and so on.

Since 2014, cyber-attacks and data breaches have increased by 67 percent and 11 percent since 2018. In the first quarter of 2020, there was a large increase in cyber-attacks. Across the globe, organizations are investing billions in attack prevention and damage control.

Most Prevalent Types of Web Security Threats

SQL Injection

SQL injection is a web security threat in which a hacker tampers with SQL queries sent to a database by an application. SQL statements control a web application's database server. Hackers exploit flaws in these claims to get around the app's security measures and gain access to the database.

Phishing Attacks

Hackers send malicious communication to victims via phishing attacks, making it look as though it came from a legitimate source. Typically, the attack is carried out via email or text messages. The aim is to steal confidential information such as credit/debit card numbers and login credentials or infect the victim's computer with malware.

DDOS Attacks

A Distributed Denial of Service attack is one of the most popular website security threats in eCommerce. It attempts to overload an application's server to no longer process requests and go offline. The hacker takes control of a large number of client machines after infecting them with malicious software. He/she then uses these devices to flood the website with traffic, exhausting its resources and causing the application to shut down.

Malware Attacks

Malware is any attack in which malicious software is installed on the computer without permission. These attacks take advantage of vulnerabilities in the systems to attaching malware to the system's software and executing malicious activities via it.

MAN-IN-THE-MIDDLE (MITM) Attack

During a MITM attack, the attackers will position themselves between the user and the application and impersonate one of them.

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