France Sees a Big Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

In France, the amount of brute-force attacks on Windows servers built up during the two weeks prior in comparison with the previous 14 days. Statistics from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have shot up by 21 percent. Overall, in the world, there was a slight increase of 12 percent.

In France, the number of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers built up in the course of the two weeks prior as 1,700 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks went up by 21 percent. Syspeace blocked 32,000 automated hacking attempts in France.

There has been, with similar changes, an increase of the amount of automated hacking attempts in Australia and Switzerland. With 3,100 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the 14 days prior, Australia has seen a rise of 21 percent compared to the 14 days prior. In Switzerland, the number has shot up by 16 percent to 590 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

All around the world, brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight escalation, so France is not alone with the problem. During the last weeks there have been 12 percent more automated hacking attempts than during the previous 14 days in the world. Up until now, this year there have been 2,200 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the world. The automated hacking attempts have climbed up by 8.1 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the number of brute-force attacks in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,800,000.

The data source is Syspeace, a company that helps fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace saves businesses time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to find and prevent. Syspeace monitors all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace meticulously. The company is a global trailblazer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed statistics on automated hacking attempts.

An brute-force attack consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of in the end guessing them. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the right one.

To avoid trouble and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that safeguards companies from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.