Big Growth in Automated Hacking Attempts in Switzerland

The data is out — the number of automated hacking attempts in Switzerland has built up during the previous 14 days. The brute-force attacks have grown by 35 percent during the previous 14-day period, according to evidence from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. However, there was a slight decrease of 16 percent in the whole world.

In Switzerland, the number of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace built up in the past two weeks as 450 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks increased greatly by 35 percent. Syspeace blocked 940 automated hacking attempts in Switzerland. It is the 4th highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server for a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

For comparison purposes, there has been a rise of the amount of brute-force attacks in Mexico and Colombia. With 240 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the 14 days prior, Mexico has witnessed an increase of 40 percent in comparison with the previous 14-day period. In Colombia, the sum total has shot up by 27 percent to 3,100 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

Switzerland is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have decreased all around the world. During the last weeks, there have been 16 percent less automated hacking attempts than throughout the last fortnight in the world. Up until today, this year there have been 2,500 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the world. The automated hacking attempts have increased by 9.4 percent on a year-to-year comparison. In other words, Syspeace blocked 2,200,000 brute-force attacks in the world.

The evidence source is Windows servers secured by Syspeace globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for enterprises to fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for businesses, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

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

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