Whopping Growth in Brute-Force Attacks in Switzerland

Automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Switzerland have shot up in the previous 14 days. Information from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have grown by 93 percent. In contrast, there was no change in the sum total of automated hacking attempts in the whole world.

In Switzerland, the sum total of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers increased extremely throughout the two weeks prior as 440 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. In other words, the automated hacking attempts surged by 93 percent. That means 2,100 total the number of brute-force attacks in the Switzerland during the previous 14-day period were blocked by Syspeace. In the country’s measured history, this is the 6th highest number of attempted automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server for a single 14-day period.

Colombia and Morocco have – for the sake of comparison – been under increased attacks. With 1,600 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the previous 14 days, Colombia has recorded an increase of 110 percent in comparison with the two weeks prior. In Morocco, the sum total has climbed up by 81 percent to 360 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

So far, this year there have been 1,800 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the world. The automated hacking attempts have risen by 9.4 percent on a year-to-year comparison. In other words, the number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the world 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 automated hacking attempts 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 ultimately get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically checked to find the right one.

To keep systems secure and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace provides software that shields companies from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.