Brute-force cyberattacks on the rise in Brazil


Brazil has seen a spike in brute-force cyberattacks driven by the increase in remote working, according to a new report on security threats in the first six months of 2020.

More than 2.6 billion attempts at cyber attacks have been recorded by cybersecurity firm Fortinet from January to June, out of a total of 15 billion attempts across Latin America and the Caribbean.

According to the report, there has been a “considerable increase” of brute-force attacks – the practice of guessing possible combinations of login information multiple times through automated means, until the correct access information is discovered.

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Source: ZDNet