Extreme Growth in Automated Hacking Attempts in Ireland

In Ireland, the number of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers surged throughout the previous 14 days in comparison with the two weeks prior. Data from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have risen by 91 percent. There was a big increase of 20 percent in the whole world.

The amount of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased significantly during the two weeks prior in Ireland as 940 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That is to say, the brute-force attacks shot up by 91 percent. The amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Ireland was 7,100. It is the 11th highest number of brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server for a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

For a comparison, there has been a climb of the sum total of automated hacking attempts in Lithuania and Australia. With 880 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the 14 days prior, Lithuania has witnessed an escalation of 120 percent compared to the previous 14 days. In Australia, the sum total has risen by 72 percent to 2,200 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

Ireland is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a noticeable growth all around the world. There have been 20 percent more automated hacking attempts in the world on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers in the during the previous 14-day period compared to the two weeks prior. By now, this year there have been 1,900 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of brute-force attacks has risen by 25 percent. That is to say, Syspeace blocked 1,600,000 brute-force attacks in the world.

The data originates from syspeaces globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for firms 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 automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

During the automated hacking attempt, 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 correct one.

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

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