Slight Increase in Brute-Force Attacks in Sweden

In Sweden, the amount of brute-force attacks on Windows servers increased during the two weeks prior compared to the last fortnight. According to information from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was a surge of 12 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. In contrast, there was a big drop of 25 percent in the whole world.

The sum total of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased in the past two weeks in Sweden as 440 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks grew by 12 percent. The sum total of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Sweden was 5,400.

By way of comparison, there has been an escalation of the sum total of brute-force attacks in South Africa and Norway. With 750 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the previous 14 days, South Africa has seen an increase of 13 percent compared to the 14 days prior. In Norway, the sum total has climbed up by 11 percent to 190 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

Sweden is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have decreased all around the world. The automated hacking attempts on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have diminished by 25 percent in the world in the 14 days prior. By now, this year there have been 1,100 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the number of brute-force attacks has dropped by 43 percent. In other words, Syspeace blocked 780,000 automated hacking attempts in the world.

The statistics is released from Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for companies, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed information on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is a global trendsetter on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

During the automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to in the end get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically checked to find the correct one.

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