120 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in Egypt

During the two weeks prior, the amount of brute-force attacks in Egypt increased extremely compared to the previous 14 days. Statistics from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have risen by 120 percent. In contrast, there was a slight decrease of 11 percent in the whole world.

Syspeace logged 2,700 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Egypt through the previous 14-day period. That means the automated hacking attempts shot up by 120 percent. The amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Egypt was 5,400. During a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history, this is the 5th highest number of brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

There has been, for a comparison, an escalation of the sum total of brute-force attacks in Belgium and Denmark. With 770 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the past two weeks, Belgium has witnessed an increase of 130 percent in comparison with the previous 14 days. In Denmark, the amount has gone up by 59 percent to 750 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

All around the world, brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight fall, but Egypt sees the opposite. There have been 11 percent less automated hacking attempts in the world on Windows servers secured by Syspeace during the past two weeks compared to the previous 14 days. Up until today, this year there have been 1,700 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the sum total of brute-force attacks has shot up by 5.5 percent. In other words, the sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the world was 1,600,000.

The data is collected by Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves companies time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to discover and prevent. Syspeace records all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace thoroughly. The company is a global trendsetter on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed statistics on brute-force attacks.

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

To avoid problems and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that shields businesses from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.

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