Top 10 Data Breaches from 2011: #2

#2:  Military and Government Websites Up For Sale

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(Click to BIGGIFY).

Summary:  Hacker builds a business on SQL injection vulnerabilities alone.

Details:  Tons of websites were constantly scanned for SQL injection vulnerabilities.  Dozens of sites were exploited and the admin credentials were sold to other hackers.  For example, for the price of an iPad, $499, you could have access to a military website.

Why Significant?  SQL injection has proved to be the costliest, most prevalent vulnerability in history.  This site best illustrates this just how widespread SQL injection has become as a hacker developed a way to monetize the vulnerability.

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