Big Growth in Brute-Force Attacks in Colombia

In Colombia, the number of brute-force attacks on Windows servers increased noticeably in the course of the previous 14 days in comparison with the previous 14 days. The automated hacking attempts have increased by 35 percent through the two weeks prior, according to information from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. In the whole world, there was a slight increase of 19 percent.

The amount of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace built up throughout the two weeks prior in Colombia as 3,100 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. Simply put, the automated hacking attempts built up by 35 percent. That means 40,000 total the amount of automated hacking attempts in the Colombia in the course of the two weeks prior were blocked by Syspeace. It is the 5th highest number of brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server for a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

There has been, for comparison, a surge of the number of brute-force attacks in USA and United Kingdom. With 2,000 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the 14 days prior, USA has recorded a surge of 39 percent compared to the past two weeks. In United Kingdom, the number has shot up by 28 percent to 2,500 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight growth all around the world. Simply put, Colombia is not alone with the problem. During the last weeks there have been 19 percent more brute-force attacks than in the 14 days prior in the world. By now, this year there have been 1,900 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. The brute-force attacks have increased by 6.1 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the number of automated hacking attempts in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,700,000.

The statistics is provided by Syspeace-secured Windows Servers globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for companies to fight brute-force attacks. 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 the world leader on the topic.

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

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