Canada Records 43 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts

In Canada, the amount of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers increased greatly throughout the past two weeks in comparison with the previous 14-day period. According to statistics from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a growth of 43 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. In contrast, there was a slight decrease of 16 percent in the whole world.

Syspeace documented 1,100 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Canada during the past two weeks. That means the automated hacking attempts increased noticeably by 43 percent. The amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Canada was 32,000.

Iceland and Romania have – by means of a comparison – been under increased attacks. With 69 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the previous 14 days, Iceland has witnessed an increase of 60 percent compared to the two weeks prior. In Romania, the sum total has shot up by 43 percent to 910 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight drop all around the world. In other words, Canada is going against the flow. The brute-force attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have decreased by 16 percent in the world through the 14 days prior. Up until now, this year there have been 2,500 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. Throughout the same period last year, the number of automated hacking attempts has climbed up by 9.4 percent. That means the amount of brute-force attacks in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 2,200,000.

The evidence source is 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 statistics on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is a global pioneer on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

During the automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to eventually get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically checked to find the correct one.

To keep systems secure and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace provides software that safeguards businesses from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.