Databases and a Real-World Attack
Your labs and reading this week focus on Web and Database Attacks. Web servers tend to be one of the popular targets for attacks, since this server faces the public.
Use the Internet or the Strayer Library to research a recent and successful attack on a Web server and / or database. Summarize the attack you researched. Determine why and how the attack was accomplished and how it circumvented the security controls of those attacked. Share a website or resource that shows how to mitigate Webserver threats. Share with your classmates, and include links to any useful resource you find.
After reading a few of your classmate’s postings, reply to the ones from which you learned something new, or to which you have something to add. Remember to get in early and post often.
Additional post option: Explain whether or not you believe databases are an attractive target for hackers and why.