Significant Growth in Automated Hacking Attempts in Switzerland

During the past two weeks, the sum total of automated hacking attempts in Switzerland went up compared to the two weeks prior. The brute-force attacks have climbed up by 24 percent during the previous 14-day period, according to information from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. In the whole world, there was a slight escalation of 14 percent.

Syspeace documented 430 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Switzerland throughout the previous 14-day period. Simply put, the automated hacking attempts increased noticeably by 24 percent. That means 880 total the sum total of brute-force attacks in the Switzerland in the course of the 14 days prior were blocked by Syspeace. It is the 7th highest number of brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace for a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

For the sake of comparison, there has been a surge of the amount of brute-force attacks in Germany and Egypt. With 1,200 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the two weeks prior, Germany has seen an increase of 24 percent compared to the last fortnight. In Egypt, the amount has shot up by 17 percent to 2,800 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

All around the world, brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight increase, so Switzerland is not alone with the problem. There have been 14 percent more brute-force attacks in the world on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers in the in the course of the two weeks prior compared to the two weeks prior. Up until now, this year there have been 1,600 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the world. The automated hacking attempts have grown by 6.6 percent on a year-to-year comparison. Simply put, Syspeace blocked 1,400,000 automated hacking attempts in the world.

The evidence comes from Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves companies time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to detect and prevent. Syspeace tracks all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers thoroughly. The company is a global trailblazer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed information on brute-force attacks.

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to in the end get them right. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

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