Steep Increase in Brute-Force Attacks in Ireland

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In Ireland, the amount of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers shot up throughout the previous 14 days compared to the two weeks prior. According to data from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was an escalation of 77 percent in brute-force attacks per server. In contrast, there was a slight fall of 19 percent in the whole world.

The number of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace shot up in the previous 14 days in Ireland as 1,500 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts skyrocketed by 77 percent. Syspeace blocked 9,900 brute-force attacks in Ireland. It is the 5th 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.

With similar changes, there has been a climb of the sum total of brute-force attacks in United Arab Emirates and Poland. With 65 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the last fortnight, United Arab Emirates has recorded an increase of 86 percent compared to the past two weeks. In Poland, the sum total has increased by 62 percent to 480 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

All around the world, brute-force attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight decline, but Ireland sees the opposite. Throughout the last weeks, there have been 19 percent less brute-force attacks than in the previous 14 days in the world. So far, this year there have been 1,400 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the world. The brute-force attacks have decreased by 14 percent on a year-to-year comparison. In other words, the amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the world was 1,200,000.

The data source is Syspeace, a company that helps fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace saves firms time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to track down and prevent. Syspeace monitors all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace carefully. The company is a global trailblazer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed data on automated hacking attempts.

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

To keep trouble out and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that safeguards firms from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.

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