Unprecedented Increase in Brute-Force Attacks in Spain, world

The report doesn’t lie — the number of automated hacking attempts in Spain has surged during the previous 14-day period. The brute-force attacks have climbed up by 260 percent through the previous 14 days, according to statistics from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. Such increase in automated hacking attempts on Windows servers is unprecedented anywhere else in the world. Overall, in the world, there was a slight growth of 13 percent.

The amount of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers soared through the last fortnight in Spain as 2,300 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts increased extremely by 260 percent. Syspeace blocked 29,000 brute-force attacks in Spain. During a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history, this is the highest number of brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

Ireland and Belgium have – by way of comparison – been under increased attacks. With 380 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the two weeks prior, Ireland has recorded a rise of 90 percent in comparison with the past two weeks. In Belgium, the amount has grown by 42 percent to 320 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

All around the world, brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight increase, so Spain is not alone with the problem. The brute-force attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have increased by 13 percent in the world through the past two weeks. So far, this year there have been 840 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the world. The automated hacking attempts have climbed up by 30 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That is to say, the number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the world was 610,000.

The information is provided by Syspeace-secured Windows Servers globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for companies to fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for enterprises, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on automated hacking attempts 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 ultimately get them right. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases to find the correct one.

To keep systems secure and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace provides software that protects companies from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.

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