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XSS the Most Widely-Used Attack Method of 2019

On December 27, 2019 by Vedran Bozicevic in XSS, Cybersecurity, News
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The most widely-used cyber attack method used to breach large companies in 2019 was cross-site scripting (XSS), according to research.

The hacking technique, in which cyber criminals inject malicious scripts into trusted websites, was used in 39% of cyber incidents this year.

This was followed by SQL injection and Fuzzing, which were used in 14% and 8% of incidents respectively. Among other widely-used methods are information gathering, and business logic, although both were used in less than 7% of incidents.

With 75% of large companies targeted over the last 12 months, the report by Precise Security also revealed the key motivation behind cyber crime has been the opportunity for hackers to learn.

Read more: ITPro UK

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