Second Greatest Growth of Brute-Force Attacks in the world in Canada

Automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Canada have shot up through the two weeks prior. Evidence from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have risen by 240 percent. In the world, that’s the second greatest rise of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers. There was an escalation of 20 percent in the whole world.

Syspeace documented 1,800 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Canada through the past two weeks. Simply put, the automated hacking attempts shot up by 240 percent. Syspeace blocked 52,000 brute-force attacks in Canada. It is the 13th highest number of brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace for a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

Switzerland and Thailand have – by means of a comparison – been under increased attacks. With 180 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the last fortnight, Switzerland has witnessed a rise of 400 percent in comparison with the two weeks prior. In Thailand, the amount has grown by 220 percent to 380 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown an escalation all around the world. That is to say, Canada is not alone with the problem. There have been 20 percent more automated hacking attempts in the world on syspeaces in the during the previous 14-day period compared to the past two weeks. Up until today, this year there have been 1,900 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the world. The brute-force attacks have gone up by 25 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the amount of automated hacking attempts in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,600,000.

The data source is Syspeace, a service provider that fights automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for firms, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed statistics on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is a global pioneer on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to finally get them right. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases to find the correct one.

To avoid problems and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that protects businesses from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.

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