Whopping Growth in Automated Hacking Attempts in South Africa

In the 14 days prior, the number of automated hacking attempts in South Africa soared compared to the 14 days prior. The brute-force attacks have gone up by 150 percent in the course of the previous 14-day period, according to data from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. Overall, in the world, there was a great increase of 47 percent.

Syspeace recorded 3,600 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in South Africa in the 14 days prior. That is to say, the brute-force attacks skyrocketed by 150 percent. Syspeace blocked 140,000 automated hacking attempts in South Africa. In the country’s measured history, this is the 3rd highest number of attempted brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace for a single 14-day period.

For the sake of comparison, Georgia and Netherlands have been under increased attacks. With 600 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the two weeks prior, Georgia has witnessed a surge of 230 percent compared to the 14 days prior. In Netherlands, the amount has climbed up by 130 percent to 1,400 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

All around the world, brute-force attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a big increase, so South Africa is not alone with the problem. The brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have increased by 47 percent in the world through the last fortnight. Up until today, this year there have been 1,500 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the number of brute-force attacks has gone up by 9.3 percent. Simply put, the number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the world was 1,100,000.

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

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

To keep problems out and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that shields businesses from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.