Noticeable Increase in Brute-Force Attacks in Norway

Throughout the previous 14-day period, the amount of automated hacking attempts in Norway increased compared to the 14 days prior. Information from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have increased by 12 percent. In contrast, there was a slight drop of 9.6 percent in the whole world.

The sum total of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers grew in the course of the 14 days prior in Norway as 160 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks grew by 12 percent. Syspeace blocked 1,100 brute-force attacks in Norway.

For comparison purposes, automated hacking attempts in Poland and United Kingdom have grown. With 190 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the two weeks prior, Poland has witnessed a rise of 13 percent compared to the two weeks prior. In United Kingdom, the sum total has grown by 11 percent to 530 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

All around the world, automated hacking attempts on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight contraction, but Norway sees the opposite. In the course of the last weeks, there have been 9.6 percent less automated hacking attempts than in the course of the past two weeks in the world. Up until now, this year there have been 760 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the world. The automated hacking attempts have gone up by 32 percent on a year-to-year comparison. Simply put, Syspeace blocked 520,000 brute-force attacks in the world.

The statistics is collected by 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 trailblazer 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 eventually guessing them. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the right one.

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