Largest Growth of Automated Hacking Attempts in the world in South Africa

The number of brute-force attacks on Windows servers in South Africa increased significantly during the last fortnight. Evidence from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have gone up by 120 percent. That’s the greatest rise of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in the world. At the same time, there was a big drop of 30 percent in the whole world.

In South Africa, the amount of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace shot up during the last fortnight as 1,800 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks increased significantly by 120 percent. Syspeace blocked 66,000 brute-force attacks in South Africa. In a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history, this is the 4th highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

For the sake of comparison, there has been an increase of the sum total of automated hacking attempts in Czech Republic and Belgium. With 7,300 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the previous 14 days, Czech Republic has seen a climb of 110 percent compared to the 14 days prior. In Belgium, the amount has climbed up by 79 percent to 11,000 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

All around the world, automated hacking attempts on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a big decline, but South Africa sees the opposite. There have been 30 percent less automated hacking attempts in the world on Windows servers secured by Syspeace in the course of the last fortnight compared to the last fortnight. So far, this year there have been 1,800 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. In the same period last year, the sum total of brute-force attacks has shot up by 10 percent. That is to say, the amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the world was 1,500,000.

The evidence is provided by 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 statistics on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is a global trailblazer on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

An brute-force attack 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 right one.

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