Uruguay Sees Second Biggest Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in the world

The data is out — the amount of automated hacking attempts in Uruguay has increased significantly during the two weeks prior. The automated hacking attempts have shot up by 240 percent throughout the past two weeks, according to evidence from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. That’s the second biggest rise of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in the world. Overall, in the world, there was a slight escalation of 14 percent.

Syspeace recorded 260 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Uruguay during the previous 14-day period. In other words, the automated hacking attempts escalated by 240 percent. Syspeace blocked 850 automated hacking attempts in Uruguay. In the country’s measured history, this is the highest number of attempted brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace for a single 14-day period.

Finland and Netherlands have – in comparison – been under increased attacks. With 120 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the previous 14-day period, Finland has recorded a climb of 450 percent in comparison with the 14 days prior. In Netherlands, the number has gone up by 150 percent to 1,500 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

Uruguay is not alone. The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight increase all around the world. In the course of the last weeks there have been 14 percent more automated hacking attempts than during the past two weeks in the world. Up until now, this year there have been 1,600 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the number of automated hacking attempts has increased by 6.6 percent. In other words, the amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the world was 1,400,000.

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 track down and prevent. Syspeace tracks all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace conscientiously. The company is a global innovator on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed evidence on brute-force attacks.

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to eventually get them right. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases to find the correct one.

To avoid problems and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that safeguards companies from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.