22 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in Brazil

The data is out — the number of automated hacking attempts in Brazil has went up in the past two weeks. Data from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have grown by 22 percent. Overall, in the world, there was a slight escalation of 17 percent.

Syspeace recorded 690 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Brazil during the previous 14-day period. That means the brute-force attacks went up by 22 percent. That means 7,700 total the amount of brute-force attacks in the Brazil throughout the previous 14 days were blocked by Syspeace. In the country’s measured history, this is the 9th highest number of attempted automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server for a single 14-day period.

In comparison, Hungary and USA have been under increased attacks. With 570 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the past two weeks, Hungary has seen an increase of 27 percent compared to the previous 14 days. In USA, the amount has gone up by 21 percent to 2,200 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

All around the world, brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight escalation, so Brazil is not alone with the problem. In the course of the last weeks there have been 17 percent more brute-force attacks than in the course of the 14 days prior in the world. Up until today, this year there have been 1,700 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. The brute-force attacks have grown by 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 information 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 evidence on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is a global pioneer 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 inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the right one.

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