Brazil Records 35 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts

In the 14 days prior, the sum total of brute-force attacks in Brazil increased noticeably compared to the past two weeks. Evidence from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have shot up by 35 percent. At the same time, there was a big decrease of 23 percent in the whole world.

The number of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace went up through the previous 14 days in Brazil as 330 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks built up by 35 percent. Syspeace blocked 3,300 automated hacking attempts in Brazil.

For comparison purposes, there has been a climb of the amount of automated hacking attempts in Mexico and Germany. With 280 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the previous 14 days, Mexico has seen a surge of 43 percent compared to the previous 14 days. In Germany, the amount has increased by 29 percent to 1,200 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a big fall all around the world. In other words, Brazil is going against the flow. There have been 23 percent less automated hacking attempts in the world on Windows servers secured by Syspeace through the two weeks prior compared to the two weeks prior. By now, this year there have been 1,000 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the world. Throughout the same period last year, the sum total of automated hacking attempts has increased by 9.3 percent. That means the amount of automated hacking attempts in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 860,000.

The evidence is released from Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for firms, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed information on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is a global trendsetter on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

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

To keep trouble out and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that shields enterprises from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.