In the world, Belgium Witnesses Third Biggest Rise of Brute-Force Attacks

The number is clear — the sum total of automated hacking attempts in Belgium has increased noticeably during the two weeks prior. According to information from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was an escalation of 42 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. That’s the third greatest growth of brute-force attacks on Windows servers in the world. There was a slight growth of 13 percent in the whole world.

The number of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased greatly in the course of the two weeks prior in Belgium as 320 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks increased greatly by 42 percent. Syspeace blocked 12,000 brute-force attacks in Belgium.

In comparison, Ireland and Poland have been under increased attacks. With 380 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the last fortnight, Ireland has recorded a surge of 90 percent compared to the previous 14 days. In Poland, the sum total has gone up by 38 percent to 170 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight increase all around the world. That is to say, Belgium is not alone with the problem. There have been 13 percent more automated hacking attempts in the world on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers in the throughout the 14 days prior compared to the previous 14-day period. By now, this year there have been 840 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of automated hacking attempts has dropped by 30 percent. That is to say, Syspeace blocked 610,000 brute-force attacks in the world.

The data comes from Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. 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.

An automated hacking attempt consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of in the end 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 safeguards businesses from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.