Norway Records 5 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

In the course of the previous 14-day period, Norway has seen how the sum total of brute-force attacks has went up slightly. Statistics from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have climbed up by 5 percent. At the same time, there was no change in the number of brute-force attacks in the whole world.

The sum total of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased slightly in the two weeks prior in Norway as 220 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks increased slightly by 5 percent. That means 1,900 total the amount of brute-force attacks in the Norway in the last fortnight were blocked by Syspeace.

For comparison, Belgium and Australia have been under increased attacks. With 560 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the 14 days prior, Belgium has seen a surge of 6.6 percent compared to the 14 days prior. In Australia, the sum total has gone up by 4.9 percent to 3,200 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

Up until today, this year there have been 2,200 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the number of automated hacking attempts has climbed up by 9.8 percent. In other words, Syspeace blocked 2,000,000 brute-force attacks in the world.

The information comes from Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for companies, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed statistics on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is a global pioneer on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

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 trouble and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that shields enterprises from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.

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