74 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in Canada

The data is out — the amount of automated hacking attempts in Canada has went up through the two weeks prior. According to evidence from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was a climb of 74 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. In the whole world, there was a noticeable growth of 57 percent.

In Canada, the number of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace went up throughout the previous 14-day period as 1,900 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks increased greatly by 74 percent. That means 53,000 total the amount of brute-force attacks in the Canada during the last fortnight were blocked by Syspeace. In the country’s measured history, this is the 8th highest number of attempted brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server for a single 14-day period.

For comparison, Australia and Poland have been under increased attacks. With 7,800 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the 14 days prior, Australia has recorded a rise of 98 percent in comparison with the two weeks prior. In Poland, the amount has gone up by 60 percent to 240 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

All around the world, automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown an escalation, so Canada is not alone with the problem. In the last weeks there have been 57 percent more brute-force attacks than throughout the last fortnight in the world. So far, this year there have been 2,300 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the number of automated hacking attempts has grown by 10 percent. In other words, the sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the world was 1,900,000.

The information originates from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for firms 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 automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

During the automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to ultimately get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically checked to find the correct one.

To keep systems secure and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace provides software that shields businesses from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.