Canada Records an Extreme Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

In Canada, the sum total of brute-force attacks on Windows servers skyrocketed in the course of the previous 14-day period compared to the previous 14 days. Data from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have shot up by 120 percent. Overall, in the world, there was a slight growth of 19 percent.

Syspeace recorded 3,900 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Canada in the previous 14-day period. That means the automated hacking attempts surged by 120 percent. The number of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Canada was 110,000. In the course of a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history, this is the 5th highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

There has been, for the purpose of comparison, a rise of the amount of automated hacking attempts in Belgium and Argentina. With 2,800 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the past two weeks, Belgium has recorded a growth of 130 percent in comparison with the two weeks prior. In Argentina, the number has shot up by 110 percent to 150 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

All around the world, brute-force attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight increase, so Canada is not alone with the problem. In the course of the last weeks there have been 19 percent more automated hacking attempts than during the previous 14-day period in the world. Up until now, this year there have been 1,800 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the world. The brute-force attacks have dropped by 14 percent on a year-to-year comparison. In other words, Syspeace blocked 1,600,000 brute-force attacks in the world.

The data comes from Syspeace, a company that helps fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace saves firms time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to track down and prevent. Syspeace monitors all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers carefully. The company is a global pioneer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed statistics on automated hacking attempts.

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to ultimately get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically checked to find the correct one.

To avoid trouble and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that safeguards firms from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.