Sweden Records a Noticeable Growth in Brute-Force Attacks

Brute-force attacks on Windows servers in Sweden have increased slightly in the two weeks prior. Evidence from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have shot up by 17 percent. However, there was no change in the sum total of automated hacking attempts in the whole world.

The sum total of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace grew slightly in the past two weeks in Sweden as 2,800 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. Simply put, the brute-force attacks went up slightly by 17 percent. That means 36,000 total the sum total of automated hacking attempts in the Sweden through the two weeks prior were blocked by Syspeace. In the country’s measured history, this is the 7th highest number of attempted automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace for a single 14-day period.

For the purpose of comparison, brute-force attacks in Morocco and Denmark have climbed up. With 4,000 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the previous 14 days, Morocco has recorded a rise of 23 percent compared to the last fortnight. In Denmark, the number has grown by 10 percent to 4,100 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

Up until now, this year there have been 2,200 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the world. The automated hacking attempts have increased by 9.8 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the number of automated hacking attempts in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 2,000,000.

The evidence originates from Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves firms time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to find and prevent. Syspeace records all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace carefully. The company is a global pioneer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed data on brute-force attacks.

An automated hacking attempt 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 keep systems secure and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace provides software that protects businesses from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.


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