Ireland Witnesses a Significant Growth in Brute-Force Attacks

The amount of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Ireland built up in the course of the last fortnight. Data from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have increased by 45 percent. However, there was a slight fall of 18 percent in the whole world.

Syspeace documented 620 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Ireland in the course of the past two weeks. That means the brute-force attacks increased greatly by 45 percent. The sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Ireland was 4,800.

By means of a comparison, Norway and Spain have been under increased attacks. With 440 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the last fortnight, Norway has witnessed a rise of 49 percent compared to the 14 days prior. In Spain, the sum total has increased by 43 percent to 1,300 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

Ireland is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on syspeaces have decreased all around the world. There have been 18 percent less brute-force attacks in the world on syspeaces in the course of the previous 14-day period compared to the past two weeks. By now, this year there have been 1,200 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of automated hacking attempts has shot up by 46 percent. Simply put, the number of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the world was 1,000,000.

The statistics is collected by Syspeace-secured Windows Servers globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for companies to fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for companies, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to eventually get them right. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

To keep systems secure and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace provides software that protects enterprises from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.

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