SQL injection attacks are becoming significantly more popular amongst hackers, according to recent data. Between Q1 2012 and Q2 2012, there has been an estimated 69 percent increase of this attack type.
The latest numbers come from secure cloud hosting company FireHost
, which blocks various types of attacks that are attempting to harm its clients' Web applications and databases hosted at the firm's U.S. and European data centres. The company has broken down its findings into four different attack types which it considers as being the most malicious and dangerous: Cross-site Scripting (XSS), Directory Traversals, SQL Injections, and Cross-site Request Forgery (CSRF).