Switzerland Sees a Significant Growth in Brute-Force Attacks

The report doesn’t lie — the amount of brute-force attacks in Switzerland has increased noticeably during the previous 14-day period. According to information from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was an increase of 46 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. Overall, in the world, there was a big increase of 22 percent.

Syspeace recorded 730 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Switzerland through the two weeks prior. Simply put, the brute-force attacks increased noticeably by 46 percent. The amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Switzerland was 1,200. During a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history, this is the 4th highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

Germany and Brazil have – for a comparison – been under increased attacks. With 1,200 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the previous 14-day period, Germany has seen a growth of 49 percent in comparison with the previous 14 days. In Brazil, the sum total has climbed up by 46 percent to 96 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

Switzerland is not alone. The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a big increase all around the world. There have been 22 percent more automated hacking attempts in the world on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers in the in the two weeks prior compared to the previous 14 days. So far, this year there have been 950 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of automated hacking attempts has dropped by 32 percent. That means the sum total of automated hacking attempts in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 710,000.

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

An brute-force attack consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of finally guessing them. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

To keep trouble out and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that safeguards businesses from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.