Australia Sees an Extreme Growth in Brute-Force Attacks

Automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Australia have soared during the 14 days prior. The brute-force attacks have climbed up by 98 percent in the two weeks prior, according to statistics from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. Overall, in the world, there was a noticeable growth of 57 percent.

Syspeace documented 7,800 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Australia during the last fortnight. That means the brute-force attacks increased extremely by 98 percent. The sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Australia was 250,000. It is the highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server for a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

With similar changes, there has been a surge of the sum total of brute-force attacks in Spain and Canada. With 1,500 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the 14 days prior, Spain has seen a climb of 100 percent compared to the past two weeks. In Canada, the sum total has shot up by 74 percent to 1,900 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown an escalation all around the world. That is to say, Australia is not alone with the problem. In the course of the last weeks there have been 57 percent more automated hacking attempts than during the previous 14-day period in the world. By now, this year there have been 2,300 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the world. In the course of the same period last year, the number of automated hacking attempts has risen by 10 percent. That means the sum total of automated hacking attempts in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,900,000.

The information is released from Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for enterprises, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is a global pioneer on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

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

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