Australia Records a Noticeable Growth in Brute-Force Attacks

In Australia, the number of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers increased slightly during the previous 14-day period compared to the previous 14 days. The brute-force attacks have grown by 12 percent during the previous 14 days, according to data from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. Overall, in the world, there was a slight escalation of 14 percent.

Syspeace logged 2,200 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Australia in the course of the previous 14 days. That means the brute-force attacks increased by 12 percent. Syspeace blocked 80,000 brute-force attacks in Australia. In the country’s measured history, this is the 5th highest number of attempted automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server for a single 14-day period.

There has been, for the sake of comparison, a climb of the number of automated hacking attempts in France and United Kingdom. With 1,400 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the two weeks prior, France has recorded a growth of 14 percent in comparison with the last fortnight. In United Kingdom, the number has shot up by 9 percent to 2,000 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight increase all around the world. That is to say, Australia is not alone with the problem. Throughout the last weeks there have been 14 percent more brute-force attacks than in the last fortnight in the world. By now, this year there have been 1,600 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the world. The automated hacking attempts have shot up by 6.6 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 1,400,000.

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

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 inspected to find the right one.

To avoid problems and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that shields enterprises from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.