The Number of Automated Hacking Attempts Remains the Same in South Africa

Throughout the past two weeks, the number of automated hacking attempts in South Africa remained unchanged compared to the last fortnight. According to data from Syspeace-secured servers, the number of brute-force attacks stayed the same. In contrast, there was a slight fall of 14 percent overall in the whole world.

The amount of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace remained unchanged during the last fortnight in South Africa as 5,000 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That’s on the same level as the two weeks prior. Syspeace blocked 190,000 automated hacking attempts in South Africa. In the country’s measured history, this is the highest number of attempted brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace for a single 14-day period.

Brazil and Czech Republic have seen no significant changes in brute-force attacks during the last fortnight. There have been 230 of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in Brazil in the two weeks prior. In Czech Republic the amount is 27.

Up until now, this year there have been 2,000 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. The automated hacking attempts have climbed up by 74 percent on a year-to-year comparison. Simply put, the amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the world was 1,500,000.

The information comes from Windows servers secured by Syspeace globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for businesses to fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for companies, 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 ultimately guessing them. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the right one.

To avoid problems and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that shields businesses from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.