In the world, South Africa Records unprecedented Automated Hacking Attempts

In South Africa, the number of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers escalated in the course of the previous 14-day period compared to the past two weeks. According to data from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was a rise of 390 percent in brute-force attacks per server. In the world, that’s the largest rise of brute-force attacks on Windows servers. In the whole world, there was a slight escalation of 3.9 percent.

Syspeace logged 4,800 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in South Africa in the course of the past two weeks. That means the automated hacking attempts shot up by 390 percent. Syspeace blocked 120,000 automated hacking attempts in South Africa. In the country’s measured history, this is the highest number of attempted automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server for a single 14-day period.

Czech Republic and Belgium have – for the sake of comparison – been under increased attacks. With 660 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the last fortnight, Czech Republic has seen a rise of 350 percent compared to the past two weeks. In Belgium, the sum total has risen by 160 percent to 980 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

All around the world, automated hacking attempts on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight escalation, so South Africa is not alone with the problem. During the last weeks there have been 3.9 percent more brute-force attacks than in the two weeks prior in the world. So far, this year there have been 1,800 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the number of brute-force attacks has diminished by 6.9 percent. That is to say, Syspeace blocked 1,500,000 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 firms to fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for companies, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

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

To avoid trouble and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that shields firms from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.