20 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks in Switzerland

In the previous 14 days, Switzerland has recorded how the amount of brute-force attacks has increased greatly. Statistics from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have shot up by 20 percent. In the whole world, there was a slight growth of 19 percent.

In Switzerland, the sum total of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased noticeably in the two weeks prior as 510 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts went up by 20 percent. The amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Switzerland was 1,500. In the country’s measured history, this is the highest number of attempted automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server for a single 14-day period.

For comparison purposes, automated hacking attempts in Belgium and Australia have grown. With 1,700 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the past two weeks, Belgium has recorded a climb of 20 percent compared to the last fortnight. In Australia, the number has gone up by 17 percent to 2,500 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

Switzerland is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight escalation all around the world. There have been 19 percent more brute-force attacks in the world on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers in the throughout the previous 14 days compared to the last fortnight. By now, this year there have been 1,900 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the world. Throughout the same period last year, the number of automated hacking attempts has increased by 6.1 percent. That means the number of automated hacking attempts in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,700,000.

The statistics source is 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 discover and prevent. Syspeace scans all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers thoroughly. The company is a global pioneer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed statistics on automated hacking attempts.

During the automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to in the end get them right. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases to find the correct one.

To avoid trouble and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that protects companies from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.

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