Noticeable Growth in Brute-Force Attacks in Canada

The sum total of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Canada increased slightly throughout the previous 14-day period. The automated hacking attempts have gone up by 17 percent in the course of the previous 14 days, according to evidence from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. In contrast, there was a big drop of 22 percent in the whole world.

In Canada, the amount of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers increased slightly during the two weeks prior as 210 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks increased slightly by 17 percent. Syspeace blocked 5,000 automated hacking attempts in Canada.

There has been, with similar changes, a surge of the sum total of automated hacking attempts in Romania and Hungary. With 1,700 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the two weeks prior, Romania has witnessed a growth of 21 percent compared to the past two weeks. In Hungary, the sum total has risen by 16 percent to 300 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a big decrease all around the world. In other words, Canada is going against the flow. There have been 22 percent less brute-force attacks in the world on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers throughout the past two weeks compared to the two weeks prior. Up until now, this year there have been 740 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. The automated hacking attempts have declined by 27 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the sum total of brute-force attacks in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 530,000.

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

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to ultimately get them right. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases to find the correct one.

To avoid problems and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that safeguards businesses from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.