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The Web Hacking Incidents Database 2008

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Executive Summary

While financial gain is certainly a big driver for web hacking, ideological hacking cannot be ignored. Government and other organizations especially suffer from ideological hacking. Internet related organizations, especially hosting providers, are suffering from more and more serious for profit hacking incidents. Financial organizations are either starting to be targeted more or are disclosing more often. As far as real-world hacking is concerned, it is still seeing the same basic attack vectors. While researchers are exploring ever more advanced attacks such as CSRF, hackers are still successfully exploiting the most basic application layer vulnerabilities such as SQL injection or information left accidentally in the open.

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