Noticeable Growth of Automated Hacking Attempts in South Africa Logged

Through the previous 14 days, the sum total of brute-force attacks in South Africa increased compared to the last fortnight. According to data from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was an escalation of 5.9 percent in brute-force attacks per server. There was a noticeable growth of 33 percent in the whole world.

The sum total of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers increased slightly in the course of the two weeks prior in South Africa as 660 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That is to say, the brute-force attacks increased by 5.9 percent. The amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in South Africa was 24,000.

Sweden and Italy have – for comparison purposes – been under increased attacks. With 470 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the last fortnight, Sweden has witnessed a surge of 9.1 percent compared to the 14 days prior. In Italy, the number has risen by 4.7 percent to 520 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

South Africa is not alone. The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a big increase all around the world. There have been 33 percent more brute-force attacks in the world on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers in the through the two weeks prior compared to the two weeks prior. By now, this year there have been 960 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the world. The automated hacking attempts have climbed up by 43 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That is to say, Syspeace blocked 670,000 automated hacking attempts in the world.

The data is provided by Syspeace, a company that helps fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace saves firms time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to track down and prevent. Syspeace records all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace thoroughly. The company is a global trendsetter on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed statistics on brute-force attacks.

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to finally get them right. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases to find the correct one.

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

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