Noticeable Increase in Brute-Force Attacks in Belgium

The sum total of brute-force attacks on Windows servers in Belgium grew slightly in the course of the 14 days prior. According to information from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was a growth of 8.3 percent in brute-force attacks per server. There was a big increase of 35 percent in the whole world.

In Belgium, the amount of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased slightly in the course of the two weeks prior as 370 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts increased by 8.3 percent. Syspeace blocked 16,000 automated hacking attempts in Belgium.

In comparison, there has been an increase of the amount of brute-force attacks in Czech Republic and South Africa. With 2,000 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the previous 14-day period, Czech Republic has seen a rise of 9 percent compared to the two weeks prior. In South Africa, the amount has gone up by 6 percent to 870 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

All around the world, brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a great increase, so Belgium is not alone with the problem. The automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have gone up by 35 percent in the world in the course of the last fortnight. Up until today, 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 sum total of brute-force attacks in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 2,600,000.

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

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to finally get them right. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

To avoid trouble and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that shields businesses from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.