Extreme Growth in Brute-Force Attacks in Belgium

The number of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Belgium increased extremely during the two weeks prior. Evidence from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have risen by 130 percent. Overall, in the world, there was a slight growth of 19 percent.

The number of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace soared throughout the previous 14-day period in Belgium as 2,800 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. In other words, the brute-force attacks surged by 130 percent. That means 110,000 total the number of brute-force attacks in the Belgium in the course of the last fortnight were blocked by Syspeace. In a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history, this is the 3rd highest number of brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

There has been, in comparison, a growth of the number of brute-force attacks in Honduras and Canada. With 560 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the 14 days prior, Honduras has recorded a rise of 210 percent compared to the two weeks prior. In Canada, the sum total has grown by 120 percent to 3,900 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

All around the world, automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight increase, so Belgium is not alone with the problem. Throughout the last weeks there have been 19 percent more automated hacking attempts than in the previous 14 days in the world. So far, this year there have been 1,800 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the world. The automated hacking attempts have shot up by 14 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the number of automated hacking attempts in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,600,000.

The data is provided by Syspeace, a service provider that fights automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for businesses, 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 in the end get them right. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases to find the correct one.

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