Automated Hacking Attempts Go up Significantly in Iceland

In Iceland, the number of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers increased greatly during the 14 days prior in comparison with the past two weeks. According to information from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a rise of 36 percent in brute-force attacks per server. Overall, in the world, there was a slight escalation of 18 percent.

Syspeace documented 340 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Iceland during the last fortnight. In other words, the brute-force attacks built up by 36 percent. Syspeace blocked 730 brute-force attacks in Iceland.

For a comparison, there has been an escalation of the sum total of brute-force attacks in South Africa and United States of America. With 570 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the 14 days prior, South Africa has recorded a growth of 42 percent in comparison with the two weeks prior. In United States of America, the number has shot up by 34 percent to 1,800 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

All around the world, brute-force attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight escalation, so Iceland is not alone with the problem. In the course of the last weeks there have been 18 percent more brute-force attacks than through the previous 14-day period in the world. Up until now, this year there have been 1,400 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. The automated hacking attempts have grown by 33 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the amount of brute-force attacks in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,200,000.

The information is released from Syspeace, a company that helps fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace saves companies time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to detect and prevent. Syspeace monitors all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace meticulously. The company is a global trendsetter on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed evidence on automated hacking attempts.

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to finally get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically inspected to find the right one.

To keep problems out and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that safeguards companies from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.

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