Brute-Force Attacks Go up Significantly in Canada

Brute-force attacks on Windows servers in Canada have increased greatly in the last fortnight. The automated hacking attempts have climbed up by 46 percent in the 14 days prior, according to data from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. However, there was a big fall of 35 percent in the whole world.

Syspeace logged 290 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Canada through the 14 days prior. That means the brute-force attacks increased greatly by 46 percent. The amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Canada was 9,400.

For the sake of comparison, brute-force attacks in Netherlands and Germany have climbed up. With 120 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the two weeks prior, Netherlands has recorded a rise of 47 percent compared to the 14 days prior. In Germany, the number has grown by 34 percent to 1,600 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

All around the world, automated hacking attempts on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a big drop, but Canada sees the opposite. There have been 35 percent less brute-force attacks in the world on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers through the two weeks prior compared to the 14 days prior. Up until today, this year there have been 620 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the world. The automated hacking attempts have gone up by 35 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the number of automated hacking attempts in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 470,000.

The information originates from Syspeace, a company that helps fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace saves companies time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to find and prevent. Syspeace tracks all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace meticulously. The company is a global innovator on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed data on automated hacking attempts.

An automated hacking attempt consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of eventually guessing them. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the right one.

To avoid trouble and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that safeguards companies from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.