Canada Records a Noticeable Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

Through the two weeks prior, the number of brute-force attacks in Canada grew compared to the past two weeks. According to data from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a growth of 8.3 percent in brute-force attacks per server. However, there was a slight fall of 16 percent in the whole world.

The number of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers went up slightly in the 14 days prior in Canada as 1,800 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts increased by 8.3 percent. The number of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Canada was 36,000. During a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history, this is the 13th highest number of brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

With similar changes, there has been a surge of the number of brute-force attacks in Norway and Iceland. With 350 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the previous 14-day period, Norway has seen an increase of 9.1 percent in comparison with the two weeks prior. In Iceland, the number has increased by 8.2 percent to 1,100 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight decline all around the world. That is to say, Canada is going against the flow. The automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have diminished by 16 percent in the world during the past two weeks. Up until today, this year there have been 1,500 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the world. The automated hacking attempts have declined by 20 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the sum total of brute-force attacks in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,300,000.

The data originates from Syspeace, a service provider that fights automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for companies, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed evidence on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is a global pioneer 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 in the end get them right. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

To avoid problems and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that safeguards firms from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.