Third Biggest Growth of Brute-Force Attacks in the world in Switzerland

In Switzerland, the number of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers escalated throughout the past two weeks in comparison with the previous 14-day period. The automated hacking attempts have risen by 130 percent during the two weeks prior, according to evidence from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. That’s the third greatest growth of brute-force attacks on Windows servers in the world. However, there was a slight drop of 11 percent in the whole world.

In Switzerland, the amount of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers soared during the previous 14-day period as 410 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. In other words, the automated hacking attempts surged by 130 percent. The amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Switzerland was 2,900. In the course of a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history, this is the 8th highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

Italy and Belgium have – by way of comparison – been under increased attacks. With 2,400 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the previous 14-day period, Italy has recorded a rise of 300 percent in comparison with the 14 days prior. In Belgium, the number has risen by 130 percent to 770 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight decline all around the world. In other words, Switzerland is going against the flow. There have been 11 percent less automated hacking attempts in the world on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers during the two weeks prior compared to the past two weeks. By now, this year there have been 1,700 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of brute-force attacks has climbed up by 5.5 percent. Simply put, the number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the world was 1,600,000.

The data originates from Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for companies, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed evidence on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is a global trendsetter on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

An brute-force attack consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of in the end guessing them. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the right 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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