United Kingdom Sees 50 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts

The report doesn’t lie — the sum total of brute-force attacks in United Kingdom has increased noticeably during the previous 14 days. Statistics from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have climbed up by 50 percent. In contrast, there was a slight decrease of 7.9 percent in the whole world.

In United Kingdom, the sum total of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased noticeably in the two weeks prior as 1,000 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts went up by 50 percent. Syspeace blocked 51,000 automated hacking attempts in United Kingdom.

Poland and Argentina have – for the sake of comparison – been under increased attacks. With 180 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the past two weeks, Poland has seen a climb of 56 percent compared to the 14 days prior. In Argentina, the number has gone up by 46 percent to 95 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 drop, but United Kingdom sees the opposite. There have been 7.9 percent less brute-force attacks in the world on Windows servers secured by Syspeace in the previous 14-day period compared to the previous 14-day period. By now, this year there have been 960 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the world. The automated hacking attempts have declined by 22 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That is to say, the number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the world was 750,000.

The data is released from Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for companies, 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.

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

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

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