Brazil Sees 57 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts

The number of brute-force attacks on Windows servers in Brazil went up in the course of the last fortnight. According to data from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was an increase of 57 percent in brute-force attacks per server. At the same time, there was a slight contraction of 11 percent in the whole world.

Syspeace logged 220 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Brazil during the 14 days prior. That is to say, the brute-force attacks increased greatly by 57 percent. Syspeace blocked 2,400 brute-force attacks in Brazil.

With similar changes, Denmark and Iceland have been under increased attacks. With 750 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the last fortnight, Denmark has recorded an increase of 59 percent compared to the 14 days prior. In Iceland, the amount has climbed up by 37 percent to 650 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

All around the world, automated hacking attempts on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight contraction, but Brazil sees the opposite. During the last weeks, there have been 11 percent less brute-force attacks than through the last fortnight in the world. Up until now, this year there have been 1,700 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the world. The automated hacking attempts have shot up by 5.5 percent on a year-to-year comparison. Simply put, Syspeace blocked 1,600,000 brute-force attacks in the world.

The information source is Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for firms, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed information on automated hacking attempts 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.

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 inspects all possible passwords and passphrases to find the correct one.

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