Colombia Sees a Steep Increase of Brute-Force Attacks

Through the last fortnight, Colombia has witnessed how the amount of automated hacking attempts has increased extremely. The brute-force attacks have grown by 110 percent throughout the previous 14-day period, according to data from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. However, there was no change in the number of brute-force attacks in the whole world.

The number of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers surged through the last fortnight in Colombia as 1,600 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts increased significantly by 110 percent. The number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Colombia was 22,000. In the course of a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history, this is the 6th highest number of automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

By means of a comparison, brute-force attacks in Netherlands and Switzerland have gone up. With 2,000 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the past two weeks, Netherlands has recorded an increase of 130 percent compared to the two weeks prior. In Switzerland, the number has shot up by 93 percent to 440 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

All around the world, brute-force attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have been almost stable, but, as said, Colombia has rising difficulties. Up until today, this year there have been 1,800 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. The brute-force attacks have shot up by 9.4 percent on a year-to-year comparison. In other words, Syspeace blocked 1,600,000 brute-force attacks in the world.

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

To keep systems secure and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace provides software that safeguards firms from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.