49 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in Norway

There’s no denying of facts — the amount of automated hacking attempts in Norway has built up throughout the previous 14-day period. The brute-force attacks have grown by 49 percent during the past two weeks, according to information from syspeaces. At the same time, there was a slight drop of 18 percent in the whole world.

Syspeace logged 440 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Norway through the previous 14-day period. In other words, the brute-force attacks went up by 49 percent. Syspeace blocked 4,900 brute-force attacks in Norway.

For the purpose of comparison, there has been a surge of the amount of automated hacking attempts in Denmark and Ireland. With 1,200 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the previous 14 days, Denmark has recorded a climb of 70 percent compared to the previous 14-day period. In Ireland, the sum total has increased by 45 percent to 620 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

All around the world, brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight fall, but Norway sees the opposite. There have been 18 percent less automated hacking attempts in the world on Windows servers secured by Syspeace throughout the past two weeks compared to the previous 14 days. Up until today, this year there have been 1,200 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. In the same period last year, the amount of brute-force attacks has risen by 46 percent. In other words, the amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the world was 1,000,000.

The data 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 evidence on brute-force attacks 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.

An brute-force attack consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of ultimately guessing them. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the right one.

To keep systems secure and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace provides software that safeguards businesses from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.