South Africa Sees 12 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

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In South Africa, the amount of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers went up slightly during the 14 days prior in comparison with the two weeks prior. According to evidence from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was an escalation of 12 percent in brute-force attacks per server. At the same time, there was a slight fall of 3.4 percent in the whole world.

The number of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers grew slightly during the last fortnight in South Africa as 1,400 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts grew slightly by 12 percent. The amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in South Africa was 53,000. In the course of a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history, this is the 8th highest number of automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

There has been, in comparison, a surge of the number of automated hacking attempts in Sweden and Australia. With 1,400 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the 14 days prior, Sweden has witnessed an escalation of 15 percent in comparison with the 14 days prior. In Australia, the sum total has climbed up by 11 percent to 1,900 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight decrease all around the world. Simply put, South Africa is going against the flow. The automated hacking attempts on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have declined by 3.4 percent in the world during the two weeks prior. By now, this year there have been 1,400 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of brute-force attacks has shot up by 7.1 percent. That means the sum total of automated hacking attempts in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,300,000.

The evidence is collected by Syspeace, a service provider that fights automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for businesses, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on brute-force attacks 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 different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to finally get them right. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

To avoid trouble and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that protects businesses from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.

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