Australia Witnesses 11 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts

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Automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Australia have grew through the previous 14 days. Evidence from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have climbed up by 11 percent. In contrast, there was a slight contraction of 3.4 percent in the whole world.

In Australia, the amount of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers grew in the course of the 14 days prior as 1,900 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks increased slightly by 11 percent. Syspeace blocked 74,000 brute-force attacks in Australia. It is the 9th highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server for a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

South Africa and United Kingdom have – for the purpose of comparison – been under increased attacks. With 1,400 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the 14 days prior, South Africa has recorded a climb of 12 percent compared to the two weeks prior. In United Kingdom, the amount has gone up by 8.5 percent to 1,800 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight contraction all around the world. That is to say, Australia is going against the flow. There have been 3.4 percent less brute-force attacks in the world on Windows servers secured by Syspeace throughout the two weeks prior compared to the two weeks prior. So far, this year there have been 1,400 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the world. During the same period last year, the number of brute-force attacks has shot up by 7.1 percent. That is to say, the number of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the world was 1,300,000.

The information is collected by 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 brute-force attacks 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 automated hacking attempt consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of ultimately guessing them. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

To keep systems secure and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace provides software that shields companies from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.

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