Brute-Force Attacks Go up Significantly in Uruguay

Brute-force attacks on Windows servers in Uruguay have built up in the course of the past two weeks. According to information from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was an increase of 37 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. In contrast, there was no change in the sum total of automated hacking attempts in the whole world.

Syspeace recorded 140 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Uruguay through the last fortnight. Simply put, the brute-force attacks increased noticeably by 37 percent. The number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Uruguay was 800. In the country’s measured history, this is the 2nd highest number of attempted brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace for a single 14-day period.

By way of comparison, Poland and Hong Kong have been under increased attacks. With 190 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the previous 14-day period, Poland has witnessed an escalation of 48 percent compared to the last fortnight. In Hong Kong, the amount has risen by 32 percent to 99 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

Up until now, this year there have been 2,200 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of brute-force attacks has shot up by 9.8 percent. In other words, Syspeace blocked 2,000,000 brute-force attacks in the world.

The information source is 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 discover and prevent. Syspeace records all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace conscientiously. The company is a global innovator on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed statistics on automated hacking attempts.

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

To keep systems secure and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace provides software that protects companies from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.