Social networks sites 'worlds greatest security threats', revealed a study

Analysis of Web Hacking Incidents Database (WHID) reveals that in 2009 social networks such as Twitter and Facebook were at the greatest risk, malware and defacement remained the most common outcome of Web attacks, and SQL injection was the most common attack vector. “One in five incidents (19%) between Jan and Jun 2009 targeted social […]

Analysis of Web Hacking Incidents Database (WHID) reveals that in 2009 social networks such as Twitter and Facebook were at the greatest risk, malware and defacement remained the most common outcome of Web attacks, and SQL injection was the most common attack vector. “One in five incidents (19%) between Jan and Jun 2009 targeted social network sites, making them the most commonly attacked market. Many attacks on social networks involve cross-site scripting (XSS) worms. Additionally, insufficient anti-automation controls permit hackers to brute force attack login credentials. In one incident, an attacker accessed a Twitter Admin account that had a password reset tool and compromised 33 high-profile accounts, including President Obama’s.”