South Africa Records 49 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

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During the past two weeks, South Africa has recorded how the sum total of automated hacking attempts has increased greatly. Statistics from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have shot up by 49 percent. In the whole world, there was a slight escalation of 14 percent.

In South Africa, the number of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers went up in the course of the last fortnight as 2,100 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts increased noticeably by 49 percent. That means 77,000 total the amount of automated hacking attempts in the South Africa throughout the last fortnight were blocked by Syspeace. Throughout a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history, this is the 3rd highest number of automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

By way of comparison, there has been a growth of the sum total of automated hacking attempts in Hungary and Ireland. With 470 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the two weeks prior, Hungary has recorded a growth of 50 percent in comparison with the last fortnight. In Ireland, the amount has increased by 42 percent to 860 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

All around the world, brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight growth, so South Africa is not alone with the problem. There have been 14 percent more brute-force attacks in the world on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers in the in the past two weeks compared to the previous 14 days. Up until today, this year there have been 1,600 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the world. The brute-force attacks have grown by 6.6 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the number of brute-force attacks in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,400,000.

The evidence is released from Windows servers secured by Syspeace globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for companies to fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for companies, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

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

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

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