Noticeable Growth of Brute-Force Attacks in South Africa Witnessed

The sum total of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in South Africa increased slightly through the past two weeks. According to evidence from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a climb of 13 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. At the same time, there was a big decline of 25 percent in the whole world.

The amount of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased slightly throughout the last fortnight in South Africa as 750 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts grew by 13 percent. The amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in South Africa was 29,000.

For the purpose of comparison, Italy and Sweden have been under increased attacks. With 640 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the 14 days prior, Italy has witnessed a rise of 17 percent compared to the previous 14 days. In Sweden, the number has climbed up by 12 percent to 440 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

South Africa is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have decreased all around the world. The automated hacking attempts on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have decreased by 25 percent in the world in the course of the 14 days prior. Up until now, this year there have been 1,100 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the world. The automated hacking attempts have gone up by 43 percent on a year-to-year comparison. Simply put, the sum total of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the world was 780,000.

The information 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 brute-force attacks. 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.

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to finally get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically checked to find the correct one.

To keep systems secure and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace provides software that shields enterprises from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.

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