Slight Increase in Brute-Force Attacks in Switzerland

In the two weeks prior, Switzerland has seen how the amount of automated hacking attempts has grew. Information from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have shot up by 18 percent. At the same time, there was a slight decline of 9.6 percent in the whole world.

Syspeace recorded 570 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Switzerland in the last fortnight. That is to say, the automated hacking attempts grew by 18 percent. The sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Switzerland was 890. It is the 7th highest number of brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server for a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

For a comparison, Lithuania and Czech Republic have been under increased attacks. With 470 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the last fortnight, Lithuania has recorded a rise of 19 percent compared to the two weeks prior. In Czech Republic, the number has climbed up by 15 percent to 53 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

Switzerland is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have decreased all around the world. The brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have diminished by 9.6 percent in the world in the 14 days prior. Up until today, this year there have been 760 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the number of brute-force attacks has dropped by 32 percent. That means the number of brute-force attacks in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 520,000.

The data is released from Syspeace, a company that helps fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace saves businesses time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to detect and prevent. Syspeace records all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers thoroughly. The company is a global trailblazer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed statistics on automated hacking attempts.

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 checks all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

To keep problems out and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that protects enterprises from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.