Unprecedented Rise in Brute-Force Attacks in Italy, world

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In Italy, the sum total of brute-force attacks on Windows servers increased significantly during the 14 days prior in comparison with the past two weeks. The automated hacking attempts have grown by 230 percent in the course of the 14 days prior, according to information from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. That’s the biggest increase of brute-force attacks on Windows servers in the world. In contrast, there was a slight drop of 16 percent in the whole world.

The number of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace soared throughout the past two weeks in Italy as 5,400 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts escalated by 230 percent. The sum total of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Italy was 32,000. It is the 2nd highest number of brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace for a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

For the purpose of comparison, Netherlands and France have been under increased attacks. With 2,700 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the previous 14-day period, Netherlands has witnessed a surge of 110 percent compared to the two weeks prior. In France, the sum total has grown by 100 percent to 1,600 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

Italy is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have decreased all around the world. There have been 16 percent less brute-force attacks in the world on Windows servers secured by Syspeace through the previous 14 days compared to the last fortnight. By now, this year there have been 1,500 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. The automated hacking attempts have diminished by 20 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 1,300,000.

The data comes from Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves enterprises time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to track down and prevent. Syspeace records all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers conscientiously. The company is a global trailblazer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed statistics on automated hacking attempts.

During the automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to finally get them right. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases to find the correct one.

To keep systems secure and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace provides software that shields businesses from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.

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