Tag Archives: security

SQL injection attack on BusinessWeek

SQL injection is nothing new, but it’s not every day that you read about a famous, widely-read journal like BusinessWeek getting hacked and distributing malware. Apparently BusinessWeek readers were directed to download malware from a Russian site (that has since become unavailable). SQL injection attacks are relatively easy to protect against. One good way to […]

Stock market manipulation

I ran across this article today relating how a popular news item that rose through the ranks via Google’s Automated News Crawler resulted in a stock market plummet for one unfortunate company, United Airlines. Apparently an older article concerning UAL’s bankruptcy filing, originally published in 2002, was mistaken for current news, picked up by Google’s […]