The researchers of the company that carried out the study, noticed a vertical increase of brute force attacks on servers in the USA, reaching 98%.
The findings come from a “Cyber HoneypotOr a set of servers created to mimic real servers and deceive them Criminals of cyberspace to attack them. For two months, Cyber Honeypot has been under attack on a daily basis, but recent attacks have stood out due to the number of attackers trying to enter servers of.
The expert on digital privacy, Daniel Markuson, who works at NordVPN, provided further information on the recent increase in attacks:
"The attacks targeting SSH and Telnet honeypots were designed to carry out brute force. Penetration efforts peaked, reaching 98% overnight. What is interesting is that half of the attacks came from only one network, without attempting to conceal that they came from St. Petersburg, Russia. "
Increase in cyber attacks
According to Markuson, Russian hackers may be trying to take advantage of the fact that American citizens are preoccupied with the issue of elections and do not pay much attention to their own online safety.
Security researchers are using honeypots as a tool to find out what types of attacks are most common these days and what types of malware, viruses and attacks are most commonly used by criminals. cyberspace. Based on information from honeypots, businesses and cybersecurity experts can best protect themselves from the latest cyber threats.
Markuson also urges both businesses and ordinary users to take their internet security more seriously and to be always vigilant, saying:
"Members of the public, companies and governments need to develop a good habit of taking cyber security measures by default. Websites must use protocols HTTPS by default, databases should not be left unprotected and users should be strongly encouraged to surf the web. Internet using a VPN to protect against eavesdropping and attacks. "