The vBulletin team has issued emergency patches for the critical SQL injection vulnerability responsibly reported by the Romanian Security Team.
A Romanian hacking community has discovered and responsibly reported a critical SQL injection vulnerability found in the latest version (5.1.2) of the popular web forum software vBulletin.
Russian hacker group W0rm has apparently managed to breach servers belonging to media website CNET, and make off with databases containing usernames, emails, and encrypted passwords of more than a million registered users.
A comprehensive analysis of security alerts in 2013 reveals that a quarter of all attacks in the UK were application specific attacks or targeted at web applications.
Continuous monitoring of database networks is the best approach to avoid breaches such as the high-profile attacks against major U.S.