Significant Growth in Brute-Force Attacks in Iceland

During the previous 14-day period, Iceland has seen how the amount of automated hacking attempts has built up. Data from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have increased by 61 percent. At the same time, there was a slight fall of 19 percent in the whole world.

Syspeace documented 1,000 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Iceland in the two weeks prior. That means the automated hacking attempts increased greatly by 61 percent. Syspeace blocked 1,400 brute-force attacks in Iceland. It is the 3rd highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server for a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

Poland and Indonesia have – for the sake of comparison – been under increased attacks. With 480 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the past two weeks, Poland has seen a growth of 62 percent compared to the 14 days prior. In Indonesia, the amount has increased by 56 percent to 39 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

All around the world, automated hacking attempts on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight fall, but Iceland sees the opposite. There have been 19 percent less automated hacking attempts in the world on Windows servers secured by Syspeace through the last fortnight compared to the previous 14 days. Up until now, this year there have been 1,400 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the world. The brute-force attacks have grown by 14 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the sum total of brute-force attacks in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,200,000.

The statistics is collected by Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. 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 pioneer on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

An brute-force attack consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of in the end guessing them. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

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