Finland Records a Significant Growth in Automated Hacking Attempts

Automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Finland have built up through the 14 days prior. According to data from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was a surge of 20 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. In contrast, there was a slight drop of 14 percent in the whole world.

The amount of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers increased noticeably in the previous 14-day period in Finland as 100 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. Simply put, the brute-force attacks increased noticeably by 20 percent. The sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Finland was 100.

For comparison purposes, there has been a growth of the number of automated hacking attempts in China and Romania. With 260 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the last fortnight, China has witnessed a surge of 21 percent compared to the previous 14 days. In Romania, the number has gone up by 13 percent to 1,800 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

Finland is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have decreased all around the world. There have been 14 percent less brute-force attacks in the world on Windows servers secured by Syspeace throughout the previous 14-day period compared to the previous 14-day period. Up until today, this year there have been 1,200 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the world. The brute-force attacks have increased by 7.1 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the sum total of automated hacking attempts in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 940,000.

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

An automated hacking attempt consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of ultimately 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 protects enterprises from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.