23 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks in Canada

In the course of the last fortnight, the amount of automated hacking attempts in Canada increased greatly compared to the previous 14-day period. According to statistics from syspeaces, there was a surge of 23 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. Overall, in the world, there was a big increase of 23 percent.

The number of attacks on syspeaces built up throughout the previous 14-day period in Canada as 600 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That is to say, the automated hacking attempts went up by 23 percent. The number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Canada was 19,000.

United States of America and Finland have – for comparison purposes – been under increased attacks. With 2,300 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the previous 14 days, United States of America has seen a growth of 25 percent in comparison with the two weeks prior. In Finland, the amount has climbed up by 21 percent to 140 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

All around the world, brute-force attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a noticeable growth, so Canada is not alone with the problem. Throughout the last weeks there have been 23 percent more brute-force attacks than throughout the two weeks prior in the world. Up until today, this year there have been 1,800 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the number of automated hacking attempts has shot up by 31 percent. In other words, the amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the world was 1,600,000.

The statistics originates from Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves enterprises time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to find and prevent. Syspeace monitors all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace thoroughly. The company is a global pioneer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed data on brute-force attacks.

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

To avoid trouble and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that safeguards businesses from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.

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