Iceland Sees a Slight Growth in Automated Hacking Attempts

Through the 14 days prior, the amount of brute-force attacks in Iceland grew compared to the last fortnight. According to information from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was a surge of 11 percent in brute-force attacks per server. There was a slight growth of 14 percent in the whole world.

In Iceland, the sum total of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers grew slightly in the course of the last fortnight as 970 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks increased slightly by 11 percent. Syspeace blocked 1,400 brute-force attacks in Iceland. Throughout a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history, this is the 5th highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

There has been, for comparison, an escalation of the amount of brute-force attacks in Spain and El Salvador. With 340 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the previous 14-day period, Spain has witnessed a climb of 12 percent in comparison with the previous 14 days. In El Salvador, the sum total has gone up by 3.7 percent to 230 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

Iceland is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight growth all around the world. In the course of the last weeks there have been 14 percent more automated hacking attempts than during the two weeks prior in the world. By now, this year there have been 1,500 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of brute-force attacks has declined by 18 percent. That means the amount of automated hacking attempts in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,300,000.

The information originates from Syspeace, a company that helps fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace saves firms time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to track down and prevent. Syspeace monitors all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace thoroughly. The company is a global pioneer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed information on brute-force attacks.

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 trouble out and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that protects businesses from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.