Unprecedented Increase in Brute-Force Attacks in Morocco, world

In Morocco, the number of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers escalated through the previous 14-day period compared to the previous 14 days. According to evidence from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a surge of 550 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. In the world, that’s the largest rise of brute-force attacks on Windows servers. However, there was a slight decrease of 3 percent in the whole world.

In Morocco, the amount of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased extremely throughout the last fortnight as 2,400 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks surged by 550 percent. Syspeace blocked 2,400 brute-force attacks in Morocco. It is the highest number of brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace for a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

For comparison, Japan and Colombia have been under increased attacks. With 280 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the last fortnight, Japan has witnessed a growth of 100 percent in comparison with the past two weeks. In Colombia, the amount has shot up by 82 percent to 3,000 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

Morocco is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have decreased all around the world. The brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have dropped by 3 percent in the world throughout the previous 14-day period. Up until today, this year there have been 1,700 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the world. The brute-force attacks have dropped by 5.9 percent on a year-to-year comparison. Simply put, the sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the world was 1,500,000.

The statistics comes from Syspeace, a service provider that fights automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for businesses, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed statistics on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is a global innovator on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

An automated hacking attempt consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of ultimately guessing them. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

To keep trouble out and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that safeguards businesses from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.