Big Increase in Brute-Force Attacks in United Arab Emirates

The report doesn’t lie — the number of automated hacking attempts in United Arab Emirates has went up through the past two weeks. According to statistics from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a growth of 20 percent in brute-force attacks per server. Overall, in the world, there was a great increase of 57 percent.

In United Arab Emirates, the sum total of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased greatly in the two weeks prior as 520 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts went up by 20 percent. Syspeace blocked 520 automated hacking attempts in United Arab Emirates. During a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history, this is the highest number of brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

With similar changes, there has been a climb of the number of brute-force attacks in Germany and Denmark. With 1,900 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the 14 days prior, Germany has recorded an escalation of 23 percent in comparison with the previous 14 days. In Denmark, the sum total has gone up by 12 percent to 3,000 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

United Arab Emirates is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown an escalation all around the world. In the course of the last weeks there have been 57 percent more brute-force attacks than in the course of the 14 days prior in the world. By now, this year there have been 2,300 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of brute-force attacks has risen by 10 percent. That means the number of automated hacking attempts in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,900,000.

The data is released from Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for enterprises, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed evidence on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is a global innovator on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

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

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

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