Google Search: filetype:bak createobject sa
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Submitted: 2006-01-01 00:00:00
Added by: nihil2006
This query searches for files that have been renamed to a .bak extension (obviously), but includes a search for the characters “sa” (default SQL server admin id) and “createobject” which is requisite VBScript for opening some sort of odbc/ado connection. Since the sql id and password are plain text, it’s easy to connect to the SQL server once you have this information… especially those that use “server=127.0.0.1″ so you know IIS & SQL Server are running on the same box.