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SQL Injection Attacks Represent Two-Third of All Web App Attacks

SQL Injection Attacks Represent Two-Third of All Web App Attacks (Trends, Reports, Analysis)

SQL Injection Attacks Represent Two-Third of All Web App Attacks When Local File Inclusion attacks are counted, nearly nine in 10 attacks are related to input validation failures, Akamai report shows. Local File Inclusion (LFI) attacks, which, like SQLi, are also enabled by a Web application's failure to properly validate user input, accounted for another 24.7% of attacks. Together, SQLi and LFI attacks represented 89.8% of all attacks at the Web application layer over the 17-month period of Akamai's study. Akamai's data shows most Web application attacks originate from inside the US and most targets are US-based as well. In many cases, Akamai found attackers were launching credential-stuffing attacks using credentials that were stolen from websites via SQL injection attacks.

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