Australia Sees 54 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

Brute-force attacks on Windows servers in Australia have built up in the course of the last fortnight. The brute-force attacks have climbed up by 54 percent in the course of the two weeks prior, according to information from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. Overall, in the world, there was a slight increase of 19 percent.

Syspeace documented 1,300 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Australia through the last fortnight. That means the brute-force attacks increased noticeably by 54 percent. The sum total of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Australia was 42,000.

For a comparison, there has been an escalation of the number of automated hacking attempts in Egypt and France. With 3,700 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the two weeks prior, Egypt has witnessed a climb of 61 percent in comparison with the previous 14-day period. In France, the number has climbed up by 46 percent to 2,400 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

All around the world, brute-force attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight increase, so Australia is not alone with the problem. In the course of the last weeks there have been 19 percent more automated hacking attempts than in the course of the two weeks prior in the world. Up until now, this year there have been 1,800 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. The automated hacking attempts have gone up by 14 percent on a year-to-year comparison. Simply put, Syspeace blocked 1,600,000 automated hacking attempts in the world.

The data 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 data on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is a global trailblazer on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

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

To keep systems secure and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace provides software that shields companies from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.