Sweden Records 4.8 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

Throughout the previous 14-day period, Sweden has recorded how the amount of automated hacking attempts has grew. According to information from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was a surge of 4.8 percent in brute-force attacks per server. At the same time, there was a slight decrease of 9.6 percent in the whole world.

Syspeace recorded 380 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Sweden through the previous 14-day period. Simply put, the automated hacking attempts grew slightly by 4.8 percent. Syspeace blocked 4,500 automated hacking attempts in Sweden.

Ireland and Colombia have – for comparison – been under increased attacks. With 410 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the 14 days prior, Ireland has recorded a rise of 7.3 percent compared to the previous 14 days. In Colombia, the sum total has gone up by 6.9 percent to 950 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

Sweden is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have decreased all around the world. In the last weeks, there have been 9.6 percent less brute-force attacks than throughout the previous 14 days in the world. Up until today, this year there have been 760 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the world. The brute-force attacks have declined by 32 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the number of brute-force attacks in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 520,000.

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

During the automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to ultimately get them right. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

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