Hackers getting hacked by security firms
Source: SF Gate - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Intrusion Detection In late 2010, a team of Eastern European hackers began attacking the website of a Fortune 100 company. They employed what's known as an SQL injection, manipulating the online forms where visitors enter information. The hope was to trick the underlying database into spitting out valuable corporate data. They were sophisticated and persistent hackers, but kept tripping over roadblocks. The site continually slowed to a crawl. Their automated tools were thwarted by CAPTCHAs, those online boxes that force users to translate squiggly letters.

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