South Africa Witnesses 42 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

The report doesn’t lie — the number of automated hacking attempts in South Africa has increased noticeably in the two weeks prior. The automated hacking attempts have shot up by 42 percent throughout the last fortnight, according to evidence from syspeaces. Overall, in the world, there was a slight growth of 18 percent.

In South Africa, the amount of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace built up in the course of the previous 14 days as 570 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks increased greatly by 42 percent. The sum total of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in South Africa was 11,000.

In comparison, Argentina and Iceland have been under increased attacks. With 240 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the 14 days prior, Argentina has recorded a rise of 44 percent in comparison with the previous 14-day period. In Iceland, the number has shot up by 36 percent to 340 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

South Africa is not alone. The attacks on syspeaces have shown a slight increase all around the world. In the course of the last weeks there have been 18 percent more automated hacking attempts than through the previous 14-day period in the world. Up until now, this year there have been 1,400 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the world. The automated hacking attempts have shot up by 33 percent on a year-to-year comparison. Simply put, the number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the world was 1,200,000.

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

During the automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to ultimately get them right. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

To keep problems out and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that protects firms from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.