July 26, 2016

Web Server Cracks And Defacements Increase

Crackers increasingly focus on web servers, and sites belonging to govenments or the military were not immune.

Attacks on web servers increased by over a third from 2004, according to information gathered by a cybercrime tracking group.

Nearly 400,000 attacks were tracked worldwide by Zone-H. Some attacks were intended to gain control of the server for the criminal’s use, while others were “tagged,” or defaced.

“The collection of this information on cyber-crime provides data for the evolution of trends and the definition of techniques, allowing system administrators to test their own servers and close the security holes,” said Zone-H founder Roberto Preatoni.


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