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Phishing, SQL Injection Attacks Surged in 2009

Feb 26, 2010, 04:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Larry Barrett)

"Hackers continued to have great success taking advantage of vulnerabilities in applications, such as Adobe Systems' Acrobat, and Web browsers from Mozilla and Microsoft to compromise unsuspecting users' machines or data, according to IBM's annual X-Force Trend and Risk Report.

"That's in spite of an overall decline in the number of new software vulnerabilities last year, IBM said.

"Big Blue's security research and development group reported that in 2009, the total number of bugs in document readers and multimedia applications surged 50 percent, leading to a dramatic increase in phishing attacks targeting banks and other financial services providers during the second half of the year.'

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