72 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks in Australia

The number of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Australia increased greatly during the previous 14 days. The automated hacking attempts have increased by 72 percent throughout the two weeks prior, according to evidence from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. Overall, in the world, there was a big increase of 20 percent.

In Australia, the sum total of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased noticeably throughout the two weeks prior as 2,200 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. Simply put, the brute-force attacks increased noticeably by 72 percent. Syspeace blocked 71,000 brute-force attacks in Australia. It is the 6th 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.

There has been, for the purpose of comparison, a climb of the amount of brute-force attacks in Ireland and Czech Republic. With 940 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the previous 14 days, Ireland has seen a climb of 91 percent in comparison with the previous 14-day period. In Czech Republic, the number has gone up by 48 percent to 1,600 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

All around the world, brute-force attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown an escalation, so Australia is not alone with the problem. In the last weeks there have been 20 percent more brute-force attacks than in the course of the previous 14 days in the world. Up until now, this year there have been 1,900 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. Throughout the same period last year, the sum total of automated hacking attempts has shot up by 25 percent. That means the amount of brute-force attacks in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,600,000.

The data is provided by Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves companies time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to track down and prevent. Syspeace scans all the global syspeaces carefully. The company is a global innovator on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed evidence on automated hacking attempts.

During the automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to finally get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically checked to find the correct one.

To avoid problems and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that shields companies from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.