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Malware Grew Expeditiously During January-June 2008

Sophos, which released its Threat Report for January-June 2008 in the 2nd week of August 2008, noted that cyber criminals motivated with financial gain had been developing and distributing new malware at a very fast pace.

The report reveals that SQL injection attacks were a major headline grabber during the first six months of 2008. These attacks exploited security flaws while injecting malicious code into the database that runs a particular Website.

According to Brett Myroff, CEO of Regional Sophos Distributor, Sophos South Africa, an SQL attack gets effective when input from user, for example an online form not appropriately checked or filtered unusually runs a code, has dropped malicious instructions on the database...

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