Big Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in Mexico

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Brute-force attacks on Windows servers in Mexico have increased noticeably during the past two weeks. Information from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have shot up by 34 percent. At the same time, there was a slight fall of 11 percent in the whole world.

Syspeace registered 1,300 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Mexico throughout the 14 days prior. In other words, the brute-force attacks built up by 34 percent. Syspeace blocked 4,000 brute-force attacks in Mexico. In the course of a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history, this is the 2nd highest number of brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

There has been, for a comparison, a surge of the sum total of automated hacking attempts in Iceland and Netherlands. With 650 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the previous 14-day period, Iceland has witnessed a growth of 37 percent in comparison with the past two weeks. In Netherlands, the amount has grown by 33 percent to 920 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

Mexico is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have decreased all around the world. During the last weeks, there have been 11 percent less brute-force attacks than through the last fortnight in the world. So far, 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 amount of brute-force attacks has grown by 5.5 percent. In other words, the number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the world was 1,600,000.

The information originates from Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves businesses time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to detect and prevent. Syspeace scans all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers carefully. The company is a global trendsetter on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed information on brute-force attacks.

An brute-force attack consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of eventually guessing them. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

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

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