SQL injection attacks can be used to perform a variety of malicious actions, including installing malware that deletes or modifies the database.
SQL injection is a type of cyber attack that takes advantage of vulnerabilities in the SQL code of a website or application to gain unauthorized access to the underlying database. When successful, an attacker can use SQL injection to extract sensitive data, modify or delete data, or even execute arbitrary code on the server.
One of the most dangerous actions that an attacker can perform through SQL injection is to install malware on the server, which can allow the attacker to take full control of the website or application, and also the server. This malware can be used to steal sensitive data, delete or modify data, or even launch further attacks on other systems.
Therefore, it is important to take appropriate measures to protect against SQL injection attacks, such as using prepared statements, parameterized queries, and input validation, as well as regularly monitoring and auditing your website or application for signs of an attack.
It’s important to note that SQL injection is just one way of attacking a website or application, other types of attacks like Cross-site scripting (XSS), Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF), etc can also lead to installing malware, modifying or deleting data, or stealing sensitive data.
Last modified: April 27, 2023