Iceland Records 37 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

Throughout the 14 days prior, Iceland has recorded how the number of brute-force attacks has increased noticeably. The brute-force attacks have increased by 37 percent in the 14 days prior, according to statistics from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. In contrast, there was a slight drop of 11 percent in the whole world.

The number of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers went up throughout the previous 14 days in Iceland as 650 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks increased greatly by 37 percent. Syspeace blocked 1,300 brute-force attacks in Iceland. In the country’s measured history, this is the 12th highest number of attempted brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace for a single 14-day period.

For comparison purposes, brute-force attacks in Brazil and Mexico have increased. With 220 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the past two weeks, Brazil has witnessed a climb of 57 percent compared to the past two weeks. In Mexico, the number has increased by 34 percent to 1,300 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

Iceland 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 Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have decreased by 11 percent in the world throughout the previous 14-day period. So far, this year there have been 1,700 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. The brute-force attacks have grown by 5.5 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the sum total of brute-force attacks in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,600,000.

The statistics is released from Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for firms, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed statistics 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 brute-force attack, 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 right one.

To keep problems out and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that protects businesses from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.

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