Noticeable Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in Belgium

The report doesn’t lie — the amount of brute-force attacks in Belgium has increased slightly through the 14 days prior. According to statistics from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a surge of 4.5 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. At the same time, there was a slight decrease of 18 percent in the whole world.

In Belgium, the sum total of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace went up slightly throughout the past two weeks as 610 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. In other words, the brute-force attacks grew by 4.5 percent. The amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Belgium was 9,700.

For comparison, brute-force attacks in France and Brazil have shot up. With 1,000 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the two weeks prior, France has seen an escalation of 8.2 percent compared to the last fortnight. In Brazil, the amount has climbed up by 7.7 percent to 170 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight fall all around the world. That is to say, Belgium is going against the flow. During the last weeks, there have been 18 percent less automated hacking attempts than through the previous 14-day period in the world. Up until now, this year there have been 1,200 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the world. The automated hacking attempts have increased by 46 percent on a year-to-year comparison. In other words, the number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the world was 1,000,000.

The statistics is collected by Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for businesses, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed information 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.

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to finally get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically inspected to find the right one.

To keep trouble out and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that protects businesses from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.