Slight Increase in Brute-Force Attacks in South Africa

In South Africa, the amount of brute-force attacks on Windows servers went up slightly in the previous 14 days in comparison with the 14 days prior. Evidence from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have gone up by 6.9 percent. However, there was a slight drop of 19 percent in the whole world.

In South Africa, the amount of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased through the previous 14 days as 5,000 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts grew by 6.9 percent. Syspeace blocked 200,000 automated hacking attempts in South Africa. In the country’s measured history, this is the 3rd highest number of attempted automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace for a single 14-day period.

By means of a comparison, there has been an increase of the sum total of brute-force attacks in Brazil and Ireland. With 220 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the last fortnight, Brazil has recorded a surge of 12 percent compared to the 14 days prior. In Ireland, the amount has risen by 6.8 percent to 390 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

South Africa is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have decreased all around the world. There have been 19 percent less brute-force attacks in the world on Windows servers secured by Syspeace in the course of the past two weeks compared to the past two weeks. Up until today, this year there have been 1,400 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the sum total of brute-force attacks has diminished by 3.2 percent. Simply put, Syspeace blocked 1,000,000 automated hacking attempts in the world.

The evidence originates from Windows servers secured by Syspeace globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for firms to fight brute-force attacks. 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.

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to finally get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically inspected to find the correct one.

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