Steep Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in South Africa

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In South Africa, the number of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers surged throughout the previous 14-day period in comparison with the previous 14-day period. Data from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have risen by 79 percent. In the whole world, there was an escalation of 23 percent.

The sum total of attacks on syspeaces surged through the two weeks prior in South Africa as 1,000 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. That is to say, the brute-force attacks skyrocketed by 79 percent. That means 23,000 total the sum total of automated hacking attempts in the South Africa in the previous 14-day period were blocked by Syspeace. It is the 13th highest number of brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server for a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

There has been, for the purpose of comparison, a rise of the number of automated hacking attempts in Hong Kong and Morocco. With 46 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the last fortnight, Hong Kong has witnessed a rise of 98 percent compared to the previous 14 days. In Morocco, the number has shot up by 66 percent to 150 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

South Africa is not alone. The attacks on syspeaces have shown a big increase all around the world. There have been 23 percent more brute-force attacks in the world on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers in the throughout the previous 14-day period compared to the two weeks prior. So far, this year there have been 1,800 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. During the same period last year, the sum total of automated hacking attempts has climbed up by 31 percent. That means the amount of brute-force attacks in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,600,000.

The statistics originates from Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for enterprises, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed evidence on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is a global trailblazer on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

An automated hacking attempt consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of ultimately guessing them. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

To keep trouble out and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that safeguards firms from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.

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