Greatest Growth of Brute-Force Attacks in the world in Belgium

Throughout the previous 14 days, Belgium has witnessed how the amount of automated hacking attempts has increased extremely. Data from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have increased by 130 percent. Such growth in brute-force attacks on Windows servers is unprecedented anywhere else in the world. In the whole world, there was a big increase of 48 percent.

In Belgium, the amount of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace soared throughout the two weeks prior as 9,000 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks soared by 130 percent. Syspeace blocked 510,000 automated hacking attempts in Belgium. In the country’s measured history, this is the 3rd highest number of attempted brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server for a single 14-day period.

Indonesia and Australia have – for comparison – been under increased attacks. With 72 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the previous 14 days, Indonesia has recorded a climb of 120 percent compared to the two weeks prior. In Australia, the sum total has grown by 52 percent to 350 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a noticeable growth all around the world. In other words, Belgium is not alone with the problem. During the last weeks there have been 48 percent more brute-force attacks than throughout the previous 14 days in the world. Up until now, this year there have been 1,400 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the world. The brute-force attacks have climbed up by 43 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the number of automated hacking attempts in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,100,000.

The statistics source is Syspeace, a company that helps fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace saves businesses 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 Syspeace-secured Windows Servers carefully. The company is a global trailblazer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed statistics on brute-force attacks.

During the automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to finally get them right. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

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

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