Automated Hacking Attempts Go up Significantly in Brazil

The data is out — the amount of brute-force attacks in Brazil has increased noticeably in the course of the last fortnight. Evidence from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have grown by 46 percent. There was a big increase of 22 percent in the whole world.

In Brazil, the number of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased noticeably through the two weeks prior as 96 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts built up by 46 percent. The number of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Brazil was 970.

Switzerland and United Kingdom have – for a comparison – been under increased attacks. With 730 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the two weeks prior, Switzerland has seen a growth of 46 percent in comparison with the 14 days prior. In United Kingdom, the number has climbed up by 32 percent to 560 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

All around the world, brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a great increase, so Brazil is not alone with the problem. There have been 22 percent more brute-force attacks in the world on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers in the in the course of the past two weeks compared to the past two weeks. By now, this year there have been 950 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the number of automated hacking attempts has declined by 32 percent. Simply put, the number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the world was 710,000.

The statistics 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 scans all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers meticulously. The company is a global trailblazer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed data on automated hacking attempts.

During the automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to in the end get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically checked to find the right one.

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