Iceland Witnesses a Significant Growth in Brute-Force Attacks

Throughout the previous 14-day period, Iceland has recorded how the number of brute-force attacks has increased noticeably. According to data from Syspeace-secured servers, there was a growth of 15 percent in brute-force attacks per server. There was an escalation of 4.9 percent in the world.

The number of attacks on Syspeace-secured servers went up through the previous 14 days in Iceland as 420 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks went up by 15 percent. Syspeace blocked 700 automated hacking attempts in Iceland.

By way of comparison, there has been an escalation of the number of automated hacking attempts in Morocco and Belgium. With 240 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the last fortnight, Morocco has recorded a surge of 16 percent in comparison with the two weeks before. In Belgium, the sum total has gone up by 13 percent to 590 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace Windows server.

Iceland is not alone. The attacks on Syspeace-secured servers have shown an escalation all around the world. There have been 4.9 percent more brute-force attacks on Syspeace Windows servers throughout the past two weeks compared to the previous 14-day period. Up until today, this year there have been 1,400 brute-force attacks per Syspeace Windows server in the world. Throughout the same period last year, the amount of brute-force attacks has grown by 50 percent. That means the sum total of automated hacking attempts in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,200,000.

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

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

To avoid trouble and to block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that protects companies from IT theft, combined with great customer support.