Brute-Force Attacks Go up Significantly in Sweden

Automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Sweden have increased greatly through the previous 14 days. The brute-force attacks have climbed up by 43 percent throughout the two weeks prior, according to data from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. Overall, in the world, there was a slight growth of 19 percent.

The number of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace built up throughout the two weeks prior in Sweden as 2,300 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts increased noticeably by 43 percent. Syspeace blocked 32,000 automated hacking attempts in Sweden. 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.

For comparison purposes, there has been a rise of the number of automated hacking attempts in Poland and Argentina. With 230 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the two weeks prior, Poland has seen a surge of 45 percent compared to the last fortnight. In Argentina, the amount has gone up by 41 percent to 120 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

Sweden is not alone. The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight escalation all around the world. The automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have climbed up by 19 percent in the world throughout the last fortnight. So far, this year there have been 1,900 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the world. The brute-force attacks have shot up by 6.1 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the sum total of automated hacking attempts in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,700,000.

The evidence comes from Syspeace, a company that helps fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace saves companies 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 Windows servers secured by Syspeace conscientiously. The company is a global trendsetter on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed data on brute-force attacks.

An brute-force attack 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 right one.

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

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