20 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in Belgium

Through the previous 14 days, Belgium has recorded how the amount of automated hacking attempts has increased greatly. Information from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have increased by 20 percent. Overall, in the world, there was a slight escalation of 19 percent.

The amount of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace built up throughout the two weeks prior in Belgium as 1,700 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts increased greatly by 20 percent. The number of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Belgium was 52,000. In the country’s measured history, this is the 10th highest number of attempted automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server for a single 14-day period.

Norway and Switzerland have – with similar changes – been under increased attacks. With 230 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the previous 14-day period, Norway has recorded a climb of 22 percent in comparison with the last fortnight. In Switzerland, the amount has shot up by 20 percent to 510 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

Belgium is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight growth all around the world. There have been 19 percent more automated hacking attempts in the world on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers in the in the course of the previous 14 days compared to the past two weeks. Up until now, this year there have been 1,900 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the world. During the same period last year, the amount of automated hacking attempts has climbed up by 6.1 percent. In other words, the sum total of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the world was 1,700,000.

The evidence comes from Syspeace, a service provider that fights automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for businesses, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed evidence on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is a global trailblazer 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 eventually get them right. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

To keep problems out and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that protects enterprises from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.

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