Brute-Force Attacks Go up Significantly in Argentina

In Argentina, the amount of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers went up throughout the 14 days prior in comparison with the previous 14-day period. The automated hacking attempts have increased by 38 percent during the past two weeks, according to data from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. In the whole world, there was an escalation of 20 percent.

The sum total of attacks on syspeaces built up throughout the last fortnight in Argentina as 210 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks built up by 38 percent. Syspeace blocked 830 brute-force attacks in Argentina.

With similar changes, there has been a climb of the number of brute-force attacks in Czech Republic and Hong Kong. With 1,600 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the previous 14 days, Czech Republic has seen an increase of 48 percent in comparison with the previous 14-day period. In Hong Kong, the sum total has gone up by 31 percent to 32 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a great increase all around the world. Simply put, Argentina is not alone with the problem. Throughout the last weeks there have been 20 percent more brute-force attacks than in the last fortnight in the world. So far, this year there have been 1,900 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. Throughout the same period last year, the sum total of brute-force attacks has gone up by 25 percent. That means the sum total of brute-force attacks in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,600,000.

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

During the automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to ultimately get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically inspected to find the correct one.

To keep systems secure and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace provides software that shields businesses from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.

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