In the world, Australia Witnesses Third Greatest Increase of Automated Hacking Attempts

The report doesn\’t lie — the amount of brute-force attacks in Australia has increased noticeably during the last fortnight. Information from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have shot up by 52 percent. That’s the third largest increase of brute-force attacks on Windows servers in the world. There was an escalation of 48 percent in the whole world.

In Australia, the sum total of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased greatly during the last fortnight as 350 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks went up by 52 percent. Syspeace blocked 8,300 brute-force attacks in Australia.

By means of a comparison, there has been a surge of the amount of automated hacking attempts in Indonesia and Netherlands. With 72 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the last fortnight, Indonesia has witnessed an escalation of 120 percent compared to the previous 14 days. In Netherlands, the sum total has risen by 44 percent to 320 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

All around the world, brute-force attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a great increase, so Australia is not alone with the problem. There have been 48 percent more automated hacking attempts in the world on Windows servers secured by Syspeace in the in the previous 14-day period compared to the two weeks prior. So far, this year there have been 1,400 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the sum total of automated hacking attempts has dropped by 43 percent. In other words, the number of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the world was 1,100,000.

The data is released from Syspeace, a company that helps fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace saves firms time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to track down and prevent. Syspeace tracks all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers thoroughly. The company is a global trailblazer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed evidence on brute-force attacks.

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

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