Switzerland Records a Big Growth in Automated Hacking Attempts

In the course of the two weeks prior, the number of brute-force attacks in Switzerland increased noticeably compared to the two weeks prior. Statistics from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have grown by 22 percent. Overall, in the world, there was a noticeable growth of 33 percent.

Syspeace documented 970 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Switzerland throughout the past two weeks. That means the automated hacking attempts went up by 22 percent. That means 1,900 total the number of brute-force attacks in the Switzerland in the course of the previous 14-day period were blocked by Syspeace. It is the 2nd highest number of brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server for a single 14-day period in the country\’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

Denmark and Czech Republic have – in comparison – been under increased attacks. With 550 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the last fortnight, Denmark has seen a climb of 24 percent compared to the past two weeks. In Czech Republic, the amount has gone up by 21 percent to 44 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

Switzerland is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a noticeable growth all around the world. There have been 33 percent more automated hacking attempts in the world on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers in the in the 14 days prior compared to the previous 14 days. Up until now, this year there have been 960 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the world. The brute-force attacks have gone up by 43 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the amount of brute-force attacks in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 670,000.

The data source is 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 Windows servers secured by Syspeace conscientiously. The company is a global trendsetter on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed statistics on brute-force attacks.

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

To keep systems secure and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace provides software that safeguards firms from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.