Significant Growth in Automated Hacking Attempts in South Africa

There’s no denying of facts — the amount of automated hacking attempts in South Africa has went up during the 14 days prior. Information from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have gone up by 39 percent. In the whole world, there was a noticeable growth of 57 percent.

The amount of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers increased noticeably throughout the 14 days prior in South Africa as 5,000 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks went up by 39 percent. Syspeace blocked 190,000 brute-force attacks in South Africa. In the course of a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history, this is the highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

With similar changes, there has been a rise of the number of automated hacking attempts in Switzerland and Ireland. With 37 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the previous 14 days, Switzerland has seen an escalation of 52 percent in comparison with the previous 14-day period. In Ireland, the amount has grown by 31 percent to 530 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

South Africa is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown an escalation all around the world. During the last weeks there have been 57 percent more automated hacking attempts than in the previous 14 days in the world. Up until now, this year there have been 2,300 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the number of brute-force attacks has grown by 10 percent. In other words, the sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the world was 1,900,000.

The evidence comes from Syspeace, a company that helps fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace saves companies time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to find and prevent. Syspeace tracks all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace carefully. The company is a global innovator on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed statistics on automated hacking attempts.

During the automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to ultimately get them right. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

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