South Africa Sees 13 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts

In South Africa, the number of brute-force attacks on Windows servers increased slightly during the previous 14 days in comparison with the past two weeks. According to information from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a growth of 13 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. At the same time, there was a slight drop of 14 percent in the whole world.

The sum total of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers grew slightly during the two weeks prior in South Africa as 960 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. In other words, the brute-force attacks grew by 13 percent. Syspeace blocked 26,000 brute-force attacks in South Africa.

There has been, with similar changes, a rise of the sum total of automated hacking attempts in Australia and Lithuania. With 1,400 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the previous 14-day period, Australia has seen a growth of 14 percent in comparison with the previous 14 days. In Lithuania, the amount has gone up by 10 percent to 180 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

South Africa 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 14 percent less brute-force attacks in the world on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers in the course of the past two weeks compared to the 14 days prior. Up until now, this year there have been 1,500 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the world. The automated hacking attempts have shot up by 7.1 percent on a year-to-year comparison. Simply put, Syspeace blocked 1,200,000 brute-force attacks in the world.

The evidence originates from Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for companies, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data 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 brute-force attack, 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 correct one.

To keep systems secure and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace provides software that protects businesses from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.