Ranked: The European countries most at risk of RDP Brute-Force attacks


The number of people working from home has risen astronomically this year due to Covid-19. Consequently, numerous companies have been reliant on remote desktop connections to enable their employees to access their work computers from home. One of the most popular applications for accessing Windows workstations and servers is Microsoft’s remote desktop protocol (RDP), which cyber criminals have viewed as the perfect opportunity to exploit. To gain access to valuable corporate resources such as confidential emails and data, cyber can deploy brute-force attacks, which attempt to find a valid RDP username and password pair by systematically checking all possible combinations until the right one is found. Interested in the prevalence of RDP brute-force attacks, Reboot Online analysed the latest data from anti-virus specialists Kaspersky to discover which European countries are most at risk. The Results: Reboot Online found that Norway is the biggest victim of RDP brute-force attacks in Europe,....

September 21, 2020
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