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SQL Injection (SQLI)

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What is a SQL Injection? SQL injection, also known as SQLI, is a common attack vector that uses malicious SQL code for backend database manipulation to access information that was not intended to be displayed. This information may include any number of items, including sensitive company data, user lists or private customer details.

The impact SQL injection can have on a business is far reaching. A successful attack may result in the unauthorized viewing of user lists, the deletion of entire tables and, in certain cases, the attacker gaining administrative rights to a database, all of which are highly detrimental to a business.

When calculating the potential cost of a SQLI, it’s important to consider the loss of customer trust should personal information such as phone numbers, addresses and credit card details be stolen.
While this vector can be used to attack any SQL database, websites are the most frequent targets.

What Are SQL Queries? SQL is a standardized language used…