Netherlands Records a Steep Increase of Brute-Force Attacks

In the 14 days prior, the sum total of automated hacking attempts in Netherlands shot up compared to the two weeks prior. According to data from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was an increase of 150 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. There was a slight growth of 14 percent in the whole world.

The sum total of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers shot up throughout the 14 days prior in Netherlands as 2,100 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That is to say, the automated hacking attempts shot up by 150 percent. That means 24,000 total the number of brute-force attacks in the Netherlands throughout the last fortnight were blocked by Syspeace. It is the 3rd highest number of automated hacking attempts 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.

Romania and Georgia have – for the sake of comparison – been under increased attacks. With 2,500 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the 14 days prior, Romania has recorded a surge of 160 percent compared to the two weeks prior. In Georgia, the number has climbed up by 60 percent to 310 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

All around the world, automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight escalation, so Netherlands is not alone with the problem. There have been 14 percent more automated hacking attempts in the world on Windows servers secured by Syspeace in the during the 14 days prior compared to the previous 14 days. By now, this year there have been 1,500 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the world. The automated hacking attempts have dropped by 18 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the amount of automated hacking attempts in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,300,000.

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

An automated hacking attempt consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of in the end guessing them. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

To avoid problems and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that protects firms from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.

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