Colombia Sees a Significant Growth in Brute-Force Attacks

During the previous 14 days, the sum total of automated hacking attempts in Colombia went up compared to the two weeks prior. Evidence from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have risen by 28 percent. In contrast, there was a slight contraction of 11 percent in the whole world.

Syspeace logged 1,300 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Colombia through the previous 14 days. That is to say, the brute-force attacks went up by 28 percent. The amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Colombia was 14,000. In a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history, this is the 9th highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

For a comparison, brute-force attacks in Czech Republic and Hungary have increased. With 2,100 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the previous 14-day period, Czech Republic has recorded a climb of 29 percent compared to the previous 14 days. In Hungary, the sum total has climbed up by 20 percent to 650 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

Colombia is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have decreased all around the world. There have been 11 percent less brute-force attacks in the world on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers in the course of the 14 days prior compared to the previous 14 days. Up until now, this year there have been 1,700 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the world. The automated hacking attempts have grown by 5.5 percent on a year-to-year comparison. In other words, Syspeace blocked 1,600,000 brute-force attacks in the world.

The data source is Windows servers secured by Syspeace globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for companies to fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for firms, 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 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 systems secure and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace provides software that safeguards enterprises from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.