Noticeable Growth of Brute-Force Attacks in South Africa Logged

The number of brute-force attacks on Windows servers in South Africa went up slightly in the last fortnight. The automated hacking attempts have climbed up by 6 percent in the course of the two weeks prior, according to data from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. Overall, in the world, there was an escalation of 35 percent.

In South Africa, the amount of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased in the course of the past two weeks as 870 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts grew by 6 percent. That means 32,000 total the sum total of brute-force attacks in the South Africa throughout the previous 14-day period were blocked by Syspeace.

By way of comparison, automated hacking attempts in Belgium and United Kingdom have gone up. With 370 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the past two weeks, Belgium has seen a climb of 8.3 percent compared to the last fortnight. In United Kingdom, the number has shot up by 4.1 percent to 1,200 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

All around the world, automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a great increase, so South Africa is not alone with the problem. In the last weeks there have been 35 percent more brute-force attacks than during the two weeks prior in the world. Up until now, this year there have been 3,000 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the world. During the same period last year, the number of automated hacking attempts has gone up by 6.7 percent. Simply put, Syspeace blocked 2,600,000 automated hacking attempts in the world.

The information is collected by Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves firms time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to find and prevent. Syspeace records all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace meticulously. The company is a global trailblazer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed data on brute-force attacks.

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

To avoid trouble and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that protects companies from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.