62 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks in Argentina

The report doesn’t lie — the amount of automated hacking attempts in Argentina has built up in the past two weeks. According to information from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a growth of 62 percent in brute-force attacks per server. However, there was a big decline of 41 percent in the whole world.

The amount of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers increased noticeably in the course of the previous 14 days in Argentina as 95 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That is to say, the automated hacking attempts increased greatly by 62 percent. The number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Argentina was 220.

For comparison, brute-force attacks in Indonesia and Belgium have grown. With 35 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the past two weeks, Indonesia has seen an escalation of 79 percent compared to the previous 14-day period. In Belgium, the sum total has climbed up by 45 percent to 800 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

All around the world, automated hacking attempts on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a big decrease, but Argentina sees the opposite. The automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have declined by 41 percent in the world during the last fortnight. Up until today, this year there have been 1,300 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the world. The automated hacking attempts have shot up by 10 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the number of brute-force attacks in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,100,000.

The statistics source is Syspeace-secured Windows Servers globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for companies to fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for enterprises, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

An brute-force attack consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of finally guessing them. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the right one.

To avoid problems and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that protects companies from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.