Switzerland Witnesses a Noticeable Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

In Switzerland, the number of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers increased slightly during the past two weeks in comparison with the last fortnight. Statistics from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have climbed up by 16 percent. In the whole world, there was a slight growth of 12 percent.

In Switzerland, the sum total of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers grew slightly in the course of the previous 14-day period as 590 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks grew slightly by 16 percent. That means 1,500 total the sum total of automated hacking attempts in the Switzerland in the course of the previous 14-day period were blocked by Syspeace. In the course of a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history, this is the highest number of brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

For a comparison, automated hacking attempts in France and South Africa have increased. With 1,700 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the last fortnight, France has witnessed an escalation of 21 percent in comparison with the past two weeks. In South Africa, the number has climbed up by 14 percent to 1,700 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight increase all around the world. In other words, Switzerland is not alone with the problem. Throughout the last weeks there have been 12 percent more automated hacking attempts than in the past two weeks in the world. Up until today, this year there have been 2,200 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the world. In the same period last year, the number of brute-force attacks has grown by 8.1 percent. That means the amount of brute-force attacks in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,800,000.

The statistics source is Windows servers secured by Syspeace globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for businesses to fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for firms, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

An automated hacking attempt consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of finally guessing them. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the right one.

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

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