Australia Records a Slight Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts

The number is clear — the amount of automated hacking attempts in Australia has went up slightly throughout the previous 14-day period. According to data from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a rise of 9.6 percent in brute-force attacks per server. Overall, in the world, there was a slight escalation of 18 percent.

In Australia, the amount of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace grew slightly during the last fortnight as 1,400 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts increased slightly by 9.6 percent. Syspeace blocked 46,000 automated hacking attempts in Australia. It is the 13th highest number of automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace for a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

With similar changes, Netherlands and Brazil have been under increased attacks. With 750 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the last fortnight, Netherlands has witnessed an escalation of 16 percent compared to the previous 14-day period. In Brazil, the number has gone up by 7.9 percent to 150 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

All around the world, brute-force attacks on syspeaces have shown a slight escalation, so Australia is not alone with the problem. There have been 18 percent more automated hacking attempts in the world on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers in the during the last fortnight compared to the two weeks prior. Up until today, this year there have been 1,400 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. The brute-force attacks have grown by 33 percent on a year-to-year comparison. In other words, Syspeace blocked 1,200,000 brute-force attacks in the world.

The data source is 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 find and prevent. Syspeace tracks all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers conscientiously. The company is a global pioneer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed statistics on brute-force attacks.

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 problems out and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that safeguards companies from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.