Slight Increase of Brute-Force Attacks in Sweden Recorded

In the course of the previous 14 days, the amount of brute-force attacks in Sweden grew compared to the two weeks prior. Information from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have climbed up by 18 percent. In contrast, there was a slight contraction of 11 percent in the whole world.

The number of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased through the previous 14 days in Sweden as 1,000 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks grew slightly by 18 percent. The amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Sweden was 13,000.

There has been, by means of a comparison, an increase of the number of automated hacking attempts in Hungary and Hong Kong. With 650 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the last fortnight, Hungary has seen a growth of 20 percent compared to the two weeks prior. In Hong Kong, the number has shot up by 15 percent to 37 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

Sweden is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have decreased all around the world. Throughout the last weeks, there have been 11 percent less automated hacking attempts than in the previous 14 days in the world. Up until today, this year there have been 1,700 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. Throughout the same period last year, the number of automated hacking attempts has shot up by 5.5 percent. That means the sum total of automated hacking attempts in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,600,000.

The statistics is collected by Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for enterprises, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed evidence on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is a global innovator 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 different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to eventually get them right. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

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