Sweden Records an Extreme Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

Through the last fortnight, Sweden has witnessed how the amount of automated hacking attempts has increased significantly. Data from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have gone up by 110 percent. However, there was a slight decrease of 7.9 percent in the whole world.

The sum total of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace skyrocketed in the 14 days prior in Sweden as 1,100 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks shot up by 110 percent. The amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Sweden was 12,000.

There has been, by way of comparison, a growth of the sum total of brute-force attacks in Spain and Poland. With 700 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the 14 days prior, Spain has recorded an increase of 140 percent compared to the past two weeks. In Poland, the amount has shot up by 56 percent to 180 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

All around the world, automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight decrease, but Sweden sees the opposite. The brute-force attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have decreased by 7.9 percent in the world in the course of the previous 14 days. By now, this year there have been 960 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the world. The brute-force attacks have diminished by 22 percent on a year-to-year comparison. Simply put, Syspeace blocked 750,000 automated hacking attempts in the world.

The data is collected by Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves companies time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to discover and prevent. Syspeace tracks all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers carefully. The company is a global trailblazer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed statistics on brute-force attacks.

During the brute-force attack, 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 correct one.

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