Automated Hacking Attempts Go up Significantly in Switzerland

During the previous 14 days, the sum total of automated hacking attempts in Switzerland increased noticeably compared to the two weeks prior. The automated hacking attempts have climbed up by 24 percent in the course of the previous 14 days, according to data from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. However, there was a slight decrease of 3.4 percent in the whole world.

In Switzerland, the sum total of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers increased noticeably throughout the previous 14-day period as 340 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. Simply put, the brute-force attacks increased greatly by 24 percent. The sum total of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Switzerland was 1,200. It is the 10th highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server for a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

For a comparison, automated hacking attempts in Egypt and Netherlands have shot up. With 2,400 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the two weeks prior, Egypt has witnessed an increase of 28 percent in comparison with the past two weeks. In Netherlands, the amount has climbed up by 22 percent to 580 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

All around the world, brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight contraction, but Switzerland sees the opposite. In the course of the last weeks, there have been 3.4 percent less automated hacking attempts than during the last fortnight in the world. So far, this year there have been 1,400 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the world. Throughout the same period last year, the number of brute-force attacks has shot up by 7.1 percent. That means the sum total of brute-force attacks in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,300,000.

The data originates from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for companies to fight automated hacking attempts. 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 brute-force attack 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 systems secure and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace provides software that shields companies from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.