Brazil Records 110 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts

Brute-force attacks on Windows servers in Brazil have increased significantly in the course of the previous 14 days. Evidence from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have climbed up by 110 percent. Overall, in the world, there was a great increase of 25 percent.

Syspeace logged 690 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Brazil through the 14 days prior. That is to say, the brute-force attacks shot up by 110 percent. The amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Brazil was 7,800. It is the 10th highest number of automated hacking attempts 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.

By way of comparison, there has been a surge of the sum total of automated hacking attempts in Lithuania and Indonesia. With 730 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the two weeks prior, Lithuania has recorded a growth of 110 percent in comparison with the past two weeks. In Indonesia, the sum total has risen by 89 percent to 43 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

All around the world, automated hacking attempts on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown an escalation, so Brazil is not alone with the problem. In the last weeks there have been 25 percent more automated hacking attempts than in the course of the previous 14-day period in the world. Up until now, this year there have been 2,200 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the world. That is on the same level as the same period last year. That means the amount of brute-force attacks in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 2,000,000.

The evidence is released from Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves companies time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to find and prevent. Syspeace scans all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers conscientiously. The company is a global trailblazer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed information on brute-force attacks.

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 correct one.

To avoid problems and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that shields businesses from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.