Denmark Sees a Big Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

Brute-force attacks on Windows servers in Denmark have increased noticeably throughout the previous 14-day period. Information from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have risen by 27 percent. At the same time, there was a slight decrease of 14 percent in the whole world.

The sum total of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers increased greatly throughout the previous 14-day period in Denmark as 3,800 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks increased noticeably by 27 percent. That means 94,000 total the sum total of brute-force attacks in the Denmark through the two weeks prior were blocked by Syspeace. In the course of a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history, this is the 5th highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

United Kingdom and Germany have – for comparison purposes – been under increased attacks. With 1,700 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the previous 14 days, United Kingdom has seen a growth of 28 percent in comparison with the previous 14 days. In Germany, the amount has gone up by 24 percent to 2,300 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

Denmark is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have decreased all around the world. Throughout the last weeks, there have been 14 percent less brute-force attacks than during the previous 14 days in the world. By now, this year there have been 2,000 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of brute-force attacks has climbed up by 74 percent. In other words, Syspeace blocked 1,500,000 brute-force attacks in the world.

The information originates from Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves businesses time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to discover and prevent. Syspeace scans all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace conscientiously. The company is a global trendsetter 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 finally guessing them. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

To keep problems out and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that protects businesses from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.