Denmark Records 18 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts

The sum total of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Denmark went up slightly throughout the two weeks prior. Data from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have increased by 18 percent. In contrast, there was a big drop of 25 percent in the whole world.

Syspeace registered 600 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Denmark in the 14 days prior. In other words, the automated hacking attempts grew slightly by 18 percent. Syspeace blocked 15,000 automated hacking attempts in Denmark.

For the sake of comparison, brute-force attacks in Indonesia and Lithuania have grown. With 85 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the past two weeks, Indonesia has recorded a growth of 19 percent in comparison with the past two weeks. In Lithuania, the amount has gone up by 18 percent to 580 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a big fall all around the world. Simply put, Denmark is going against the flow. Throughout the last weeks, there have been 25 percent less brute-force attacks than during the past two weeks in the world. Up until now, this year there have been 1,100 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. The automated hacking attempts have risen by 43 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That is to say, Syspeace blocked 780,000 automated hacking attempts in the world.

The statistics originates 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 find and prevent. Syspeace tracks all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace carefully. The company is a global pioneer 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 in the end guessing them. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

To keep trouble out and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that safeguards enterprises from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.