FireHost Report Shows Cross-Site Scripting Attacks Up 160 Percent from Q3

| January 30, 2013

FireHost’s Q4 2012 web application attack statistics show that cross-site scripting attacks rose from just over one million in Q3 2012 to 2.6 million in the fourth quarter, an increase of 160 percent. Cross-site scripting involves the insertion of malicious code into pages in order to manipulate website visitors.