• Types Of Applications Targeted By Attackers
In a web-based environment the most attacked applications are those having direct or indirect relation to internet.

The list of such applications mostly comprised from PDF readers, digital document processors, media players and web browsers, while in case of web-browsers in addition to its internal vulnerabilities, web- browsers may also suffer from vulnerabilities found in installed plug-ins (like ActiveX or Firefox add-ons).

Here are some examples of known vulnerabilities (as named in CVE) and their possible exploitation:
Few recent examples show that when it comes to a web browsers and web applications vulnerabilities then even banking structures may become victims of the attackers. Like it happened in 2010 when the front page of the NorthWesternBank web site was injected with the iFrame leading to the client-side exploits and with the Bank of India back in 2007 when the same attack vector was used making its site serving the malware purposes.