Australia Records 120 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts

In the course of the 14 days prior, the sum total of brute-force attacks in Australia shot up compared to the last fortnight. The automated hacking attempts have risen by 120 percent in the course of the previous 14 days, according to statistics from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. In the whole world, there was an escalation of 47 percent.

In Australia, the amount of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers surged throughout the two weeks prior as 3,900 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts soared by 120 percent. Syspeace blocked 120,000 automated hacking attempts in Australia. In the course of a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history, this is the highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

For comparison, Netherlands and Canada have been under increased attacks. With 1,400 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the two weeks prior, Netherlands has recorded a growth of 130 percent in comparison with the two weeks prior. In Canada, the sum total has shot up by 110 percent to 1,100 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

All around the world, automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown an escalation, so Australia is not alone with the problem. In the course of the last weeks there have been 47 percent more brute-force attacks than throughout the two weeks prior in the world. Up until now, this year there have been 1,500 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the world. In the course of the same period last year, the amount of automated hacking attempts has gone up by 9.3 percent. That is to say, the sum total of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the world was 1,100,000.

The statistics is provided by Windows servers secured by Syspeace 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 enterprises, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

An automated hacking attempt consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of eventually guessing them. The attacker systematically inspects 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 excellent customer support.