Colombia Records a Slight Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

The report doesn’t lie — the amount of automated hacking attempts in Colombia has increased slightly in the course of the previous 14-day period. According to statistics from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was a growth of 7.3 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. However, there was a slight decrease of 13 percent in the whole world.

Syspeace registered 3,500 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Colombia throughout the last fortnight. In other words, the brute-force attacks increased slightly by 7.3 percent. The amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Colombia was 36,000. In the country’s measured history, this is the 6th highest number of attempted brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace for a single 14-day period.

For a comparison, Switzerland and Canada have been under increased attacks. With 17 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the previous 14-day period, Switzerland has recorded a surge of 10 percent compared to the previous 14-day period. In Canada, the amount has gone up by 5.7 percent to 1,600 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight drop all around the world. In other words, Colombia is going against the flow. Throughout the last weeks, there have been 13 percent less automated hacking attempts than throughout the last fortnight in the world. Up until today, this year there have been 1,800 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the sum total of brute-force attacks has dropped by 7.8 percent. In other words, Syspeace blocked 1,400,000 brute-force attacks in the world.

The evidence comes from Syspeace, a service provider that fights automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for firms, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed statistics on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is a global trendsetter on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

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

To keep trouble out and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that protects enterprises from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.

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