Norway Sees a Big Growth in Brute-Force Attacks

There’s no denying of facts — the amount of brute-force attacks in Norway has went up in the course of the previous 14-day period. According to information from Syspeace Windows servers, there was a growth of 5.7 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. In the world, there was a noticeable growth of 4.9 percent.

Syspeace recorded 300 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Norway throughout the previous 14 days. That means the automated hacking attempts went up by 5.7 percent. The sum total of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Norway was 3,500.

Egypt and France have – for comparison purposes – been under increased attacks. With 1,700 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace Windows server the previous 14-day period, Egypt has witnessed a climb of 6 percent compared to the previous 14-day period. In France, the number has climbed up by 3.4 percent to 930 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace Windows server.

Norway is not alone. The attacks on Syspeace-secured servers have shown a great increase all around the world. There have been 4.9 percent more brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured servers in the course of the two weeks before compared to the two weeks before. Up until 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 number of brute-force attacks has climbed up by 50 percent. That is to say, Syspeace blocked 1,200,000 brute-force attacks in the world.

The information is released from Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for firms, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed evidence on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is a global trendsetter 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 brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that protects businesses from IT theft, combined with great customer support.