In the world, Australia Sees Third Biggest Growth of Automated Hacking Attempts

The report doesn’t lie — the amount of automated hacking attempts in Australia has increased greatly in the course of the past two weeks. According to evidence from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a growth of 74 percent in brute-force attacks per server. In the world, that’s the third largest rise of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers. In the whole world, there was a noticeable growth of 35 percent.

Syspeace recorded 1,700 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Australia through the previous 14-day period. That is to say, the automated hacking attempts went up by 74 percent. The amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Australia was 62,000. It is the 12th highest number of automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace for a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

New Zealand and Canada have – for the purpose of comparison – been under increased attacks. With 13,000 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the past two weeks, New Zealand has seen a growth of 110 percent compared to the last fortnight. In Canada, the sum total has increased by 73 percent to 780 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

Australia is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a big increase all around the world. During the last weeks there have been 35 percent more automated hacking attempts than throughout the previous 14-day period in the world. So far, this year there have been 3,000 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows 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 evidence originates from Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for firms, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data 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.

An brute-force attack 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 problems out and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that shields businesses from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.