Noticeable Increase of Automated Hacking Attempts in Australia Witnessed

In Australia, the number of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers increased slightly in the two weeks prior compared to the previous 14 days. According to evidence from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a growth of 6.9 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. At the same time, there was a big decline of 30 percent in the whole world.

Syspeace logged 1,700 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Australia during the previous 14 days. That means the automated hacking attempts grew slightly by 6.9 percent. The number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Australia was 58,000. It is the 15th highest number of brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server for a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

Ireland and Switzerland have – by means of a comparison – been under increased attacks. With 270 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the two weeks prior, Ireland has seen a climb of 9.1 percent compared to the previous 14 days. In Switzerland, the number has increased by 6 percent to 480 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a big decline all around the world. That is to say, Australia is going against the flow. In the course of the last weeks, there have been 30 percent less brute-force attacks than in the 14 days prior in the world. By now, this year there have been 1,800 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the world. In the same period last year, the number of automated hacking attempts has climbed up by 10 percent. That means the amount of brute-force attacks in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,500,000.

The statistics is provided by Windows servers secured by Syspeace globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for enterprises to fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for firms, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on brute-force attacks 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 finally guessing them. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

To keep trouble out and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that shields enterprises from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.