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#TWContest: The two main motivations for web-based attacks are...

On Thursday we posted our sixth question of the Trustwave 2012 Global Security Report Twitter Contest.

The question was…

"What are the two main motivations for web-based attacks as seen in 2011 by Trustwave SpiderLabs?"

The answer is...

"Hacking for Profit and Ideological Hacking" and discussed in the "The Web" section (pages 29-33) in the Trustwave 2012 Global Security Report.

Through our analysis of publicly disclosed web-based attacks, there are two main motivations. The first is Hacking for Profit, which is primarily targeted at obtain customer data or accessing back accounts. The second is Ideological Hacking which focuses on reputation loss for the victims including downtime and defacement.

The winner is...

James M. Drake (@JMDlux)

Thanks to everyone who has participated so far! Be on the look out for the 7th question and FINAL, which is slated for release soon! Questions are now worth $100.00. Remember all correct answers during the contest are eligible for the grand prize - a trip to Las Vegas to attend Black Hat USA and DEF CON 20. Also, as a new addition to the contest, if you re-tweet the question you get two chances to win!

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