Noticeable Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in Belgium

In Belgium, the number of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers grew throughout the two weeks prior in comparison with the past two weeks. Data from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have climbed up by 5.1 percent. At the same time, there was a slight decline of 3 percent in the whole world.

In Belgium, the number of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers grew during the last fortnight as 1,600 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts went up slightly by 5.1 percent. That means 68,000 total the amount of automated hacking attempts in the Belgium in the last fortnight were blocked by Syspeace. It is the 9th highest number of brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server for a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

USA and Poland have – with similar changes – been under increased attacks. With 2,000 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the previous 14-day period, USA has seen a climb of 5.5 percent compared to the 14 days prior. In Poland, the number has grown by 2.6 percent to 310 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

Belgium is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have decreased all around the world. In the last weeks, there have been 3 percent less automated hacking attempts than in the previous 14-day period in the world. So far, this year there have been 1,700 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the world. The automated hacking attempts have grown by 5.9 percent on a year-to-year comparison. In other words, the sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the world was 1,500,000.

The data originates from Syspeace, a company that helps fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace saves businesses time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to detect and prevent. Syspeace scans all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace thoroughly. The company is a global trailblazer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed evidence on brute-force attacks.

An automated hacking attempt consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of finally guessing them. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

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