Sweden Witnesses a Steep Increase of Automated Hacking Attempts

The sum total of brute-force attacks on Windows servers in Sweden escalated in the course of the previous 14 days. The brute-force attacks have shot up by 49 percent in the previous 14-day period. In the world, there was a noticeable growth of 4.9 percent.

Syspeace registered 1,300 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace in Sweden during the two weeks before. Simply put, the automated hacking attempts soared by 49 percent. The sum total of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Sweden was 17,000.

For comparison purposes, there has been an increase of the amount of automated hacking attempts in Lithuania and Denmark. With 790 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace secured Windows server the previous 14-day period, Lithuania has seen an escalation of 55 percent compared to the previous 14-day period. In Denmark, the amount has increased by 33 percent to 720 brute-force attacks per Syspeace secured server. Without Syspeace, the numbers would have been significantly higher.

Sweden is not alone. The attacks on Syspeace secured Windows Servers have shown a noticeable growth all around the world. There have been 4.9 percent more brute-force attacks on Syspeace secured servers in the previous 14-day period compared to the past two weeks. Up until now, this year there have been 1,400 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace secured server in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the number of automated hacking attempts has shot up by 50 percent. In other words, Syspeace blocked 1,200,000 brute-force attacks in the world.

The statistics is provided by 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 detect and keep away. Syspeace records thoroughly all the Syspeace-secured servers globally. Having collected and analyzed information on brute-force attacks since 2012, the company is a global trendsetter on the topic.

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 firms from IT theft, combined with great customer support.