Big Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in Canada

In the past two weeks, Canada has seen how the sum total of brute-force attacks has increased noticeably. Evidence from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have shot up by 25 percent. In contrast, there was a slight contraction of 15 percent in the whole world.

The sum total of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers built up in the two weeks prior in Canada as 270 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. In other words, the brute-force attacks built up by 25 percent. The amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Canada was 6,900.

For the sake of comparison, there has been a climb of the number of brute-force attacks in Argentina and Mexico. With 65 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the two weeks prior, Argentina has recorded an escalation of 26 percent compared to the previous 14-day period. In Mexico, the amount has increased by 19 percent to 230 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

All around the world, automated hacking attempts on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight drop, but Canada sees the opposite. The automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have dropped by 15 percent in the world during the previous 14-day period. Up until today, this year there have been 1,000 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the world. The brute-force attacks have grown by 17 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That is to say, the number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the world was 760,000.

The data is collected by Syspeace, a company that helps fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace saves enterprises time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to find and prevent. Syspeace scans all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers meticulously. The company is a global pioneer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed information on brute-force attacks.

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

To keep trouble out and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that shields firms from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.