Whopping Growth in Automated Hacking Attempts in Uruguay

Throughout the last fortnight, the sum total of automated hacking attempts in Uruguay skyrocketed compared to the two weeks prior. According to statistics from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was a surge of 83 percent in brute-force attacks per server. There was a noticeable growth of 47 percent in the whole world.

Syspeace recorded 38 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Uruguay through the 14 days prior. That means the brute-force attacks increased significantly by 83 percent. Syspeace blocked 180 automated hacking attempts in Uruguay. During a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history, this is the 10th highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

For the sake of comparison, Canada and Poland have been under increased attacks. With 1,100 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the past two weeks, Canada has seen a surge of 110 percent compared to the 14 days prior. In Poland, the number has risen by 48 percent to 150 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

Uruguay is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown an escalation all around the world. The brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have risen by 47 percent in the world through the 14 days prior. Up until now, this year there have been 1,500 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. The automated hacking attempts have gone up by 9.3 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the number of automated hacking attempts in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,100,000.

The data is released from Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves firms time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to detect and prevent. Syspeace tracks all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers carefully. The company is a global trailblazer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed evidence 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 checks all possible passwords and passphrases to find the correct one.

To keep systems secure and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace provides software that shields companies from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.