Cyber Attacks and cyber security are the words those can make you stressed till you get a way to the hospital! LOL, isn’t it weird to just get your system hacked in front of your surveillance with a blink of an eye and you regret your whole life for the same. It is not a rare thing nowadays to be a victim of cyber-attacks nowadays, as cyber-attacks are increasing their potential reach to the next dark hole. The need of prevention and protection is a need of time in corporate networks, and that cannot be overemphasized. You know, Database are the most delicate and common targets as for the fact that they contain sensitive and valuable information. You may also know that, how much crucial your small personal information could be when it has been hacked. There are a serious benefit for the hackers using your financial, personal or corporate details. Well, let’s see the top 3 database security threats that are into the race nowadays.
1. Excessive Abuse Privileges
The privilege of being granted the database that exceeds the requirement of their job function is known as privilege abuse. Let’s take an example of a bank employee who is only authorized to change account holders contact information, may take the advantage of some excessive database privileges and can increase the account balance of his colleague’s savings account. The lack in the maintenance of privilege control mechanisms for job roles or another sensitive Authority control is the key point for breaching the privileges provided.
2. Exposure to Storage Media
Backup media is often not completely protected by the firewall protection and may get prone to such attacks. As a result, there are several security breaches involved such as the theft of database back disks and tapes. The one effective way for prevention is to have copies of your media with safest firewall, latest debugging scripts and appropriate security measures
3. Input Injection (SQL Injection)
There are two major database injection attacks that are known commonly. First is, SQL Injection that targets the traditional database systems. Second is the NoSQL Injection that targets Big Data platforms. SQL Injection attacks mainly involve the inserting (“injecting”) malicious or unauthorized statements into the input fields in web applications.
On the other hand, NoSQL injection attacks commonly involve inserting malicious or unauthorized statements into Big Data secondary components (e.g., Hive or MapReduce). In both of the types, a successful Injection attack may provide an attacker unrestricted access to an entire database system.