Brute-Force Attacks Go up Significantly in Belgium

In the course of the last fortnight, Belgium has witnessed how the amount of brute-force attacks has went up. According to data from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a rise of 29 percent in brute-force attacks per server. Overall, in the world, there was a slight increase of 16 percent.

The number of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers went up throughout the previous 14-day period in Belgium as 280 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. Simply put, the automated hacking attempts increased noticeably by 29 percent. Syspeace blocked 11,000 brute-force attacks in Belgium.

For comparison purposes, USA and Spain have been under increased attacks. With 890 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the two weeks prior, USA has seen an increase of 32 percent in comparison with the past two weeks. In Spain, the sum total has risen by 23 percent to 170 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

Belgium is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight growth all around the world. In the last weeks there have been 16 percent more brute-force attacks than in the 14 days prior in the world. So far, this year there have been 720 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the world. The automated hacking attempts have decreased by 40 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the sum total of automated hacking attempts in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 540,000.

The statistics is collected by Windows servers secured by Syspeace globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for firms to fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for enterprises, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to eventually get them right. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

To keep problems out and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that safeguards companies from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.