Slight Increase of Automated Hacking Attempts in South Africa Documented

Automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in South Africa have increased slightly in the course of the last fortnight. Data from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have risen by 7.9 percent. In contrast, there was a big fall of 35 percent in the whole world.

Syspeace documented 850 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in South Africa during the previous 14-day period. Simply put, the automated hacking attempts grew slightly by 7.9 percent. That means 32,000 total the sum total of brute-force attacks in the South Africa in the course of the past two weeks were blocked by Syspeace.

For the purpose of comparison, Brazil and Sweden have been under increased attacks. With 110 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the 14 days prior, Brazil has witnessed a surge of 14 percent compared to the previous 14-day period. In Sweden, the number has shot up by 5.9 percent to 390 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured 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. During the last weeks, there have been 35 percent less brute-force attacks than during the last fortnight in the world. So far, this year there have been 620 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. The automated hacking attempts have increased by 35 percent on a year-to-year comparison. In other words, the amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the world was 470,000.

The data is released from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers 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 firms, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

An automated hacking attempt consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of ultimately guessing them. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

To keep problems out and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that shields firms from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.