martes, 3 de mayo de 2011

Web Application Security Trends Report Q3-Q4, 2010 (Cenzic)

Executive Summary
The second half of 2010 was a dramatic period for cyber security and perhaps even more dramatic specifically for Web security. 255M websites in the world and the number keeps growing. And, so do the vulnerabilities in these websites and consequently attacks. There are now reportedly 2B Internet users, many of whom are conducting online transactions in which they are entering personal information ranging from email and password to credit card transactions to very personal information like social security number, date of birth, maiden name, and other confidential data. All through the websites which are mostly vulnerable and ripe for hackers. While social network sites like Facebook with 600M users and Twitter with 175M users continue to be a playground for hackers, we noticed a significant increase in sophisticated attacks during this period. As we predicted in for the last few reports, “hactivism” and “cyberwar/cyberterrorism” became more main stream in the second half of 2010.

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