What is Web Attack?

There are numerous ways that attackers are able to target web applications (websites that allow you to interact with software through a browser) to steal sensitive information and introduce malicious code and even take over your PC or device. These attacks exploit vulnerabilities in components like web apps and content management systems as well as web servers.

Web app attacks comprise a large portion of all security threats. In the past decade attackers have developed their skills at identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities that can affect application perimeter defenses. Attackers are able to bypass the common defenses by employing techniques such as botnets, phishing and social engineering.

A phishing attack consists of tricking victims into clicking a email link that contains malware. This malware downloads to their computer, which allows attackers to steal systems or devices for different purposes. Botnets are compromised or infected devices used by attackers to carry out DDoS attacks as well as spreading malware, perpetuating ad fraud and more.

Directory (or path) traversal attacks use movement patterns to gain unauthorized access to the files on websites, their configuration files and databases. Protecting against this type of attack requires the right input sanitization.

SQL injection attacks target databases that holds crucial website and service data by injecting malicious code, which allows it to override security controls and divulge information it normally would not. Attackers are then able to execute commands to dump databases, and many other things.

Cross-site scripting attacks (or XSS), insert malicious code on a trusted website to hijack the browsers of users. This allows attackers to access session cookies as well as confidential information, impersonate users alter content, and much more.

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