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Another Wave of SQL Injection Attacks Affect Thousands of Websites

Security provider, ScanSafe, on May 20, 2008, warned that a surge of SQL injection attacks had again affected more than 7,000 Webpages. It appears that the attackers were avoiding hacking into Chinese government Websites though the exploit code contained a text string that said "Silent love China."

According to the researchers, the new attack is another mass assault similar to an earlier one in which about 500,000 Websites, some of which belonged to the UN, were reportedly subject to hackers' target since the middle of the second week of May 2008.

Using a malicious code, the bad guys had been infecting computers that visited those malware-laden Websites. The attack redirected users onto vicious servers using the code injection process involving the Structured Quer...

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