Big Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in Switzerland

In the course of the last fortnight, Switzerland has seen how the amount of brute-force attacks has increased noticeably. According to information from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a surge of 52 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. There was a great increase of 57 percent in the whole world.

In Switzerland, the sum total of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers went up in the course of the past two weeks as 37 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. Simply put, the brute-force attacks increased greatly by 52 percent. Syspeace blocked 92 automated hacking attempts in Switzerland.

There has been, by way of comparison, a rise of the number of automated hacking attempts in Italy and South Africa. With 110 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the previous 14-day period, Italy has witnessed an escalation of 60 percent in comparison with the past two weeks. In South Africa, the number has grown by 39 percent to 5,000 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

Switzerland is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown an escalation all around the world. There have been 57 percent more brute-force attacks in the world on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers in the in the two weeks prior compared to the previous 14-day period. Up until now, this year there have been 2,300 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the sum total of automated hacking attempts has increased by 10 percent. In other words, Syspeace blocked 1,900,000 brute-force attacks in the world.

The data is provided by Windows servers secured by Syspeace globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for firms to fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for companies, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

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

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