Denmark Records a Steep Increase of Brute-Force Attacks

Through the two weeks prior, Denmark has seen how the amount of automated hacking attempts has soared. According to statistics from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a growth of 97 percent in brute-force attacks per server. There was a slight increase of 14 percent in the whole world.

Syspeace registered 6,100 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Denmark in the course of the previous 14-day period. That means the brute-force attacks increased significantly by 97 percent. The amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Denmark was 210,000. In the country’s measured history, this is the highest number of attempted brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server for a single 14-day period.

There has been, by means of a comparison, a growth of the amount of brute-force attacks in Belgium and Hungary. With 1,500 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the previous 14-day period, Belgium has recorded a growth of 140 percent compared to the two weeks prior. In Hungary, the sum total has gone up by 50 percent to 470 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

Denmark is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight escalation all around the world. During the last weeks there have been 14 percent more automated hacking attempts than through the two weeks prior in the world. So far, this year there have been 1,600 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the world. The automated hacking attempts have gone up by 6.6 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the sum total of automated hacking attempts in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,400,000.

The data is provided by Syspeace-secured Windows Servers globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for companies to fight brute-force attacks. 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.

During the automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to finally get them right. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

To avoid trouble and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that protects businesses from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.