Sales & Marketing
Training & Development
PCs & Servers
Imaging & Printing
SQL attack hits 500,000 websites
Apr 26, 2008 3:56 PM
Security researchers have uncovered a new SQL attack which has compromised more than half a million web pages.
"They have hit city websites, commercial sites and even government websites, " wrote Sans researcher Donald Smith.
"This type of injection pretty much voids the concept of 'trusted' or 'safe' websites."
Security firm F-Secure said that at least 510,000 pages have fallen victim to the attack.
The compromised sites have been embedded with code that redirects the user to a third-party site at which eight different exploits attempt to install a password-stealing Trojan.
F-Secure and Sans Institute urged administrators to block access to the domains hosting the malware exploit.
Sans Internet Storm Center
recommended blocking access to hxxp:/www.nihaorr1.com and the IP it resolves to 219DOT153DOT46DOT28 at the edge or border of the network.
F-Secure also recommended that administrators of hosting servers check their logs for possible attacks.
The outbreak is the latest in a rash of large-scale attacks this year. In March, a pair of attacks, one infecting 10,000 pages and another compromising 200,000 pages, were uncovered by researchers.
Follow us on
From AFL to channel: Microsoft 'silver bullet' unveiled
Office for iPad: 12m downloads but poor reviews
British IT firm upgrades 30,000 PCs in 30 days
Google's Cloud SQL now available with SLA
Ever wonder how inkjet cartridges are made?
Here's how HP tests all those ink catridges
Google to show anti-terrorism ads to would-be extremists
CrossPoint eyes Australian growth with $20m M&A fund
Oracle overhauls partner program
Send us your tips
You must be a registered member of CRN to post a comment.
Click here to login
Click here to register
IT provider Vintek boosts data centre firepower with Intervolve acquisition
Aims to be a data centre market leader.
Hewlett Packard acquires data protection vendor Trilead
Virtual machine backup vendor comes onboard.
Microsoft targets Google users with expanded Office 365 offer
Extends FastTrack to customers with 50 users.
Sign up to receive CRN email bulletins
Microsoft overhauls Enterprise Agreements in licensing shakeup
Exclusive: Hewlett Packard Enterprise reviews Australian distribution
AFP raids Gold Coast reseller for peddling counterfeits
3200 Dick Smith staff may have been underpaid
Hewlett Packard Enterprise loses Aussie channel chief
Powered by Disqus
Does the ATO need to close tax loopholes?
view previous polls »
Powered by Disqus
CRN Magazine looks in-depth at the emerging issues and developments for the channel, and provides insight, analysis and strategic information to help resellers better run their businesses.
What's in this issue?
Most popular tech stories
7 accounting packages for Australian small businesses compared: including MYOB, QuickBooks Online, Reckon, Xero
Cheaper tax returns thanks to Xero?
Tip: Your shop can use a smartphone instead of an EFTPOS terminal
Do you know these 12 eBay tips?
Do you use Dropbox? Here are some clever tricks
Photos: The CIO movements that made headlines in 2015
Former NAB exec to lead billion-dollar Centrelink IT overhaul
Photos: The old technology lurking in Australia's cupboards
Westfield ditches SMS feature over privacy issues
Microsoft makes big change to enterprise agreements
How to: How much RAM do you really need?
Top 25 fantasy games of all time
Playing politics in the Australian games industry
Top 15 obscure video game consoles for collectors
What is the dark web?
5 reasons why The Division will be best played on PC
Star Wars original trilogy heroes and villains
20 key tips for succeeding at Rainbow Six Siege
Review: Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
Interview: Paradox's Henrik Fåhraeus, on Stellaris
PC & Tech Authority
nextmedia Pty Ltd
. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in any form without prior authorisation.
Your use of this website constitutes acceptance of nextmedia's
Terms & Conditions
Login to CRN
Email or Username:
* Email or Username required
* Password required
Forgot your password?
Don't have an account? Register now!
To request a
, enter the email address linked to your CRN account and we'll send one to you.
* Email required
* Invalid Email address
* Invalid Email address
Click here to return to Login Form
comments powered by Disqus.