South Africa Witnesses a Noticeable Growth in Brute-Force Attacks

Brute-force attacks on Windows servers in South Africa have went up slightly throughout the previous 14-day period. According to evidence from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a rise of 13 percent in brute-force attacks per server. However, there was a slight contraction of 18 percent in the whole world.

In South Africa, the number of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace grew throughout the last fortnight as 400 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks increased by 13 percent. That means 7,100 total the number of automated hacking attempts in the South Africa throughout the previous 14 days were blocked by Syspeace.

Netherlands and Egypt have – for comparison purposes – been under increased attacks. With 770 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the two weeks prior, Netherlands has recorded an increase of 13 percent compared to the last fortnight. In Egypt, the number has gone up by 12 percent to 1,900 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight decrease all around the world. In other words, South Africa is going against the flow. There have been 18 percent less automated hacking attempts in the world on Windows servers secured by Syspeace during the past two weeks compared to the 14 days prior. Up until now, this year there have been 1,200 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 risen by 46 percent. That means the number of automated hacking attempts in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,000,000.

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

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 avoid problems and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that protects firms from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.