Second Biggest Growth of Brute-Force Attacks in the world in Brazil

The number is clear — the sum total of brute-force attacks in Brazil has escalated in the course of the previous 14 days. Information from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have grown by 90 percent. In the world, that’s the second largest rise of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers. Overall, in the world, there was a slight escalation of 12 percent.

In Brazil, the amount of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace skyrocketed during the 14 days prior as 580 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. That is to say, the brute-force attacks skyrocketed by 90 percent. That means 6,500 total the number of brute-force attacks in the Brazil through the past two weeks were blocked by Syspeace. In the country’s measured history, this is the 13th highest number of attempted automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server for a single 14-day period.

There has been, for a comparison, a growth of the amount of brute-force attacks in China and Ireland. With 210 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the two weeks prior, China has seen a climb of 170 percent in comparison with the previous 14-day period. In Ireland, the sum total has gone up by 51 percent to 1,100 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

All around the world, automated hacking attempts on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight escalation, so Brazil is not alone with the problem. Throughout the last weeks there have been 12 percent more brute-force attacks than in the 14 days prior in the world. By now, this year there have been 2,200 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the number of automated hacking attempts has grown by 8.1 percent. That means the number of brute-force attacks in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,800,000.

The statistics comes from 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 information on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is a global pioneer on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

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 keep trouble out and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that protects firms from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.