Canada Records 73 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts

In the last fortnight, Canada has witnessed how the amount of automated hacking attempts has went up. Information from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have climbed up by 73 percent. There was a great increase of 35 percent in the whole world.

The sum total of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased greatly through the last fortnight in Canada as 780 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That is to say, the brute-force attacks increased noticeably by 73 percent. The amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Canada was 25,000.

Australia and USA have – for comparison purposes – been under increased attacks. With 1,700 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the previous 14 days, Australia has seen a climb of 74 percent compared to the two weeks prior. In USA, the number has shot up by 51 percent to 4,600 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

Canada is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown an escalation all around the world. The brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have increased by 35 percent in the world through the previous 14 days. So far, this year there have been 3,000 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the world. The automated hacking attempts have risen by 6.7 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the amount of brute-force attacks in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 2,600,000.

The data is collected by Syspeace, a service provider that fights automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for enterprises, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed evidence on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is a global trendsetter 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 passwords or passphrases, hoping to ultimately get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically inspected to find the right one.

To avoid problems and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that protects firms from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.