Governments, businesses, and every person are becoming completely dependent on the Internet. For activities like banking, paying bills, online purchases, etc. We also find simultaneous growth in the number of hacking attacks from cybercriminals. Cybercriminals use a wide range of techniques and tools to gain access to the sensitive data. Very often, they attack websites and network resources with the aim to extract money or steal assets. In this blog, we will tell the most used methods to hack a website database.
Hence, to protect your business and yourself against cybercriminals, it is essential for you to be aware of how website hacking techniques work. This article explains some of the key website database hacking techniques.
Some of the key website database hacking techniques include:
If passwords are blank or weak they can be easily brute-forced/guessed. A brute-force attack consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of eventually guessing correctly. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases until he finds the correct one.
Sniffing is a process of monitoring and capturing all data packets passing through a given network. Sniffers used by network/system administrator to monitor and troubleshoot network traffic. Attackers use sniffers to capture data packets containing sensitive information such as passwords, account information, etc. Hackers do sniffing when passwords don’t use encryption.
SQL Injection Attack
There are several different ways to hack the website, and these techniques need SQL injection (SQLi). A method through which SQL commands sent back to the database from a web form or other input. SQL allows websites to develop, recover, delete, and update database records. An SQL injection attack places SQL into a web form while trying to get the application to run it. Sometimes, hackers use automated tools to execute SQL injections on remote websites. They scan thousands of websites, testing different types of injection attacks until they are successful.
Attackers are capable of exploiting buffer overflows, SQL Injection, etc. in order to own the database server. The attack could be via a web application by exploiting SQL injection. So there is no need for authentication. In this way, we can hack a website and bypass firewalls completely. This one of the easiest and preferred methods that criminals employ to steal sensitive data such as social security numbers, customer information, credit cards, etc.
By installing a rootkit, it is possible to hide database objects and actions so that administrators will not notice that someone has hacked the database and they will continue to have access. A database backdoor used to steal data and send it to attackers, giving them unrestricted access. Most hackers use Kali for this purpose,
Also known as DNS cache poisoning. This hacking technique injects corrupt domain system data. into a DNS resolver’s cache. In order to redirect where a website’s traffic sent. It is often used to send traffic from genuine websites to malicious websites containing malware. DNS spoofing can also gather details about the traffic diversion.
Cross-site Request Forgery
Cross-site request forgery (CSRF or XSRF) is a common malicious exploit of websites. It happens when unauthorized commands transmitted from a user that a web application trusts. Usually, user logged into the website, so they have a higher level of privileges, permitting the hacker to obtain account information, gain access to sensitive information or transfer funds. There are several ways for hackers to transmit forged commands including hidden forms and image tags. The user is not aware that the command has sent and the website also believes that the command has come from a genuine user.
Denial of Service
A denial of service (DoS) attack or Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack floods a website with large volumes of Internet traffic, causing its servers to become overwhelmed and then crash. Most DDoS attacks executed using computers that have been compromised with malware. Owners of infected computers may not even know that their machine is sending requests for data to your website.
Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)