Hackers are increasingly turning to automated software tools to launch attacks. According to research from Imperva, more than 60 per cent of SQL injection attacks and as many as 70 per cent of Remote File Inclusion attacks (the two most common attack types) are automated. Remote File Inclusion attacks allows hackers to plant …
If at first you fail, the judicial system will learn you
Try, try, try again until you get caught, prosecuted and sent to prison for ten years.
Low hanging fruit
..is all they typically catch.
Unless you can point out a high quality hacker that has been taken down?
The more the merrier
It's always fun at the Iron bar Hotel, so I hear.
>Havij means "carrot" in Farsi, which is also the slang word for penis in Iran.
Penis Attack Alert! We're all fucked!
Well there's no point in re-inventing the wheel.
It's knowing exactly how those tools work and how to use them that separates the men from the boys.
It seems strange that in the world of automation that an automated tool would be regarded as second rate.
As this article clearly states, when an automated process is used by highly skilled individuals it is more effective.
Afterall you can hammer a screw into wood, but an electric screwdriver will be more efficient
I dont think theres anything new here - those with little to no skill use tools and scripts , those with more skills use them better.
Communication and sharing of techniques and tools has been hacker ethos from day 1
Maybe the script kiddies just got older and stayed lazy ?
Script Kiddie =/= Hacker
If the hackers are getting lazy using script kiddie tools, the script kiddies will start calling themselves hackers.
Re: Script Kiddie =/= Hacker
Don't the skiddies already call themselves 'hackers'? Seems a bit late to try to prevent something that has already been happening for years.
Deception is the soul of war
They're also quite useful if you want to look like something you're not - which, when wouldn't you?