Australia Witnesses 58 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

During the last fortnight, the sum total of brute-force attacks in Australia skyrocketed compared to the two weeks before. The automated hacking attempts have grown by 58 percent throughout the past two weeks. There was a great increase of 4.9 percent in the world.

In Australia, the number of attacks on Syspeace-secured servers soared in the course of the last fortnight as 1,200 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That is to say, the brute-force attacks increased extremely by 58 percent. The amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Australia was 44,000.

There has been, in comparison, a climb of the sum total of brute-force attacks in Romania and Lithuania. With 1,900 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the past two weeks, Romania has witnessed a growth of 61 percent compared to the previous 14-day period. In Lithuania, the amount has climbed up by 55 percent to 790 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace Windows server.

Australia is not alone. The attacks on Syspeace Windows servers have shown a big increase all around the world. There have been 4.9 percent more automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured servers in the last fortnight compared to the previous 14-day period. By now, this year there have been 1,400 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of automated hacking attempts has gone up by 50 percent. That is to say, the amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the world was 1,200,000.

The statistics is collected by 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.

A brute-force attack consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of eventually guessing them. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

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