Canada Witnesses a Big Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts

Throughout the past two weeks, the number of automated hacking attempts in Canada increased noticeably compared to the previous 14 days. According to information from Syspeace-secured servers, there was a surge of 32 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. In the world, there was an escalation of 4.9 percent.

In Canada, the amount of attacks on Syspeace Windows servers built up in the past two weeks as 1,100 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks increased noticeably by 32 percent. Syspeace blocked 33,000 automated hacking attempts in Canada.

For comparison, brute-force attacks in Turkey and Georgia have gone up. With 830 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace Windows server the two weeks before, Turkey has seen a climb of 33 percent in comparison with the previous 14 days. In Georgia, the sum total has risen by 26 percent to 500 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

The attacks on Syspeace-secured servers have shown an escalation all around the world. In other words, Canada is not alone with the problem. There have been 4.9 percent more automated hacking attempts on Syspeace Windows servers in the last fortnight compared to the previous 14 days. So far, this year there have been 1,400 brute-force attacks per Syspeace Windows server in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the number of automated hacking attempts has shot up by 50 percent. That is to say, the amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the world was 1,200,000.

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 trailblazer 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 firms from IT theft, combined with great customer support.