130 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in Netherlands

The amount of brute-force attacks on Windows servers in Netherlands surged throughout the previous 14-day period. The brute-force attacks have shot up by 130 percent during the 14 days prior, according to statistics from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. Overall, in the world, there was a noticeable growth of 47 percent.

The sum total of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased significantly through the 14 days prior in Netherlands as 1,400 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. Simply put, the automated hacking attempts escalated by 130 percent. That means 12,000 total the sum total of brute-force attacks in the Netherlands in the previous 14-day period were blocked by Syspeace. Throughout a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history, this is the 11th highest number of automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

By way of comparison, South Africa and Australia have been under increased attacks. With 3,600 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the previous 14 days, South Africa has recorded a rise of 150 percent compared to the last fortnight. In Australia, the amount has increased by 120 percent to 3,900 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

All around the world, brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a great increase, so Netherlands is not alone with the problem. In the last weeks there have been 47 percent more automated hacking attempts than throughout the two weeks prior in the world. Up until now, this year there have been 1,500 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the world. The brute-force attacks have gone up by 9.3 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That is to say, Syspeace blocked 1,100,000 brute-force attacks in the world.

The data source is Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves businesses time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to find and prevent. Syspeace scans all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers conscientiously. The company is a global trendsetter on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed data on automated hacking attempts.

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 inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the right one.

To keep problems out and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that safeguards enterprises from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.

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