Brute-Force Attacks Go up Significantly in Netherlands

The report doesn’t lie — the amount of brute-force attacks in Netherlands has increased noticeably during the previous 14 days. The brute-force attacks have risen by 25 percent in the two weeks prior, according to statistics from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. There was a big increase of 22 percent in the whole world.

Syspeace registered 78 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Netherlands during the two weeks prior. That means the automated hacking attempts increased noticeably by 25 percent. That means 470 total the sum total of brute-force attacks in the Netherlands throughout the past two weeks were blocked by Syspeace.

With similar changes, Mexico and Norway have been under increased attacks. With 130 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the last fortnight, Mexico has recorded an increase of 28 percent in comparison with the last fortnight. In Norway, the sum total has increased by 9.5 percent to 160 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a big increase all around the world. That is to say, Netherlands is not alone with the problem. Throughout the last weeks there have been 22 percent more automated hacking attempts than throughout the two weeks prior in the world. So far, this year there have been 950 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the number of brute-force attacks has declined by 32 percent. That means the amount of brute-force attacks in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 710,000.

The information source is Syspeace, a company that helps fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace saves companies time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to track down and prevent. Syspeace tracks all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers meticulously. The company is a global innovator on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed evidence on automated hacking attempts.

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to in the end get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically inspected to find the correct one.

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

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