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Study: Hackers Still Enjoy Vandalizing Web Sites




Study: Hackers Still Enjoy Vandalizing Web Sites
Study: Hackers Still Enjoy Vandalizing Web Sites



http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/160271/study_hackers_still_enjoy_vandalizing_web_sites.html 

By jeremy Kirk
IDG News Service
February 26, 2009

A study of 57 Web site hacks from last year showed that 24 percent were 
aimed at defacing a site rather than financial gain.

The figures from the latest Web Hacking Incidents Database Annual Report 
suggest that stealing money and data is not always the overriding 
motivation for hackers, although it has been a rising trend in recent 
years.

"While financial gain is certainly a big driver for Web hacking, 
ideological hacking cannot be ignored," the report said, which was 
sponsored by vendor Breach Security with support from the Web 
Application Security Consortium.

Although there were hundreds of thousands of Web site attacks in 2008, 
the report set a strict criteria for its analysis: It looked at only 
those incidents that were publicly reported, were associated with Web 
application security problems and had an identifiable impact on an 
organization.

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