Ireland Witnesses a Big Growth in Automated Hacking Attempts

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During the 14 days prior, the number of brute-force attacks in Ireland increased greatly compared to the previous 14-day period. Evidence from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have gone up by 61 percent. There was a big increase of 25 percent in the whole world.

In Ireland, the number of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers went up in the 14 days prior as 200 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks built up by 61 percent. The amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Ireland was 1,500.

For comparison purposes, there has been a rise of the sum total of brute-force attacks in Italy and USA. With 3,900 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the last fortnight, Italy has witnessed a surge of 70 percent compared to the previous 14-day period. In USA, the amount has risen by 58 percent to 3,000 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

All around the world, brute-force attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a noticeable growth, so Ireland is not alone with the problem. The automated hacking attempts on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shot up by 25 percent in the world in the course of the past two weeks. By now, this year there have been 2,200 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the world. Throughout the same period last year, the amount of brute-force attacks has showed no change. Simply put, the number of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the world was 2,000,000.

The statistics source is 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 companies, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

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 checks all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

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

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