South Africa Aghast by Third Largest Growth in Automated Hacking Attempts in the world

Brute-force attacks on Windows servers in South Africa have surged in the course of the previous 14-day period. Statistics from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have climbed up by 93 percent. In the world, that’s the third greatest rise of brute-force attacks on Windows servers. In contrast, there was no change in the sum total of brute-force attacks in the whole world.

The number of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers increased extremely in the course of the 14 days prior in South Africa as 3,300 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts soared by 93 percent. The sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in South Africa was 120,000. It is the 3rd highest number of brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server for a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

By way of comparison, China and Hungary have been under increased attacks. With 490 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the 14 days prior, China has seen a surge of 130 percent in comparison with the two weeks prior. In Hungary, the number has increased by 72 percent to 440 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

Up until now, this year there have been 2,200 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of automated hacking attempts has increased by 9.8 percent. That means the amount of automated hacking attempts in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 2,000,000.

The statistics is released from Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. 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 passwords or passphrases, hoping to finally get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically inspected to find the correct one.

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