Big Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in Norway

In the course of the last fortnight, the amount of automated hacking attempts in Norway built up compared to the 14 days prior. Statistics from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have climbed up by 22 percent. In the whole world, there was a slight escalation of 19 percent.

The number of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers increased greatly in the last fortnight in Norway as 230 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks built up by 22 percent. The amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Norway was 2,100.

United Kingdom and Belgium have – for comparison – been under increased attacks. With 2,500 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the previous 14 days, United Kingdom has recorded a growth of 28 percent in comparison with the previous 14-day period. In Belgium, the amount has increased by 20 percent to 1,700 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight increase all around the world. That is to say, Norway is not alone with the problem. There have been 19 percent more brute-force attacks in the world on Windows servers secured by Syspeace in the in the last fortnight compared to the 14 days prior. Up until now, this year there have been 1,900 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of automated hacking attempts has shot up by 6.1 percent. That is to say, Syspeace blocked 1,700,000 brute-force attacks in the world.

The data comes from 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 track down and prevent. Syspeace scans all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace conscientiously. The company is a global trendsetter on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed data on automated hacking attempts.

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

To keep systems secure and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace provides software that safeguards companies from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.

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