I published the following diary on isc.sans.org: “Increase of phpMyAdmin scans“.
PMA (or “phpMyAdmin”) is a well-known MySQL front-end written in PHP that “brings MySQL to the web” as stated on the web site. The tool is very popular amongst web developers because it helps to maintain databases just by using a web browser. This also means that the front-end might be publicly exposed! It is a common finding in many penetration tests to find an old PMA interface left by an admin… [Read more]