Despite their advantages, web applications pose a number of security problems stemming from incorrect encoding. Critical weaknesses or vulnerabilities allow criminals direct and public access to the database to generate sensitive data - this is known as a web application attack. Many of these databases contain valuable information making them frequent targets of attacks.
Understanding the different types of attacks will help you better plan your defense against fraud, data theft, and other abuse.
Armed with that knowledge, you could plan the best path for protecting your company.
Take a look at this quick guide to the 15 ways your applications are under attack.