Iceland Records 8.2 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts

Automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Iceland have increased slightly in the course of the past two weeks. According to evidence from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a climb of 8.2 percent in brute-force attacks per server. However, there was a slight decrease of 16 percent in the whole world.

The sum total of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace went up slightly in the course of the 14 days prior in Iceland as 1,100 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. Simply put, the brute-force attacks increased slightly by 8.2 percent. That means 1,200 total the amount of automated hacking attempts in the Iceland during the two weeks prior were blocked by Syspeace. It is the 3rd highest number of brute-force attacks 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.

Canada and Hungary have – by means of a comparison – been under increased attacks. With 1,800 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the past two weeks, Canada has witnessed a growth of 8.3 percent compared to the previous 14 days. In Hungary, the sum total has grown by 3.7 percent to 790 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

Iceland is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have decreased all around the world. There have been 16 percent less automated hacking attempts in the world on Windows servers secured by Syspeace in the course of the previous 14-day period compared to the last fortnight. By now, this year there have been 1,500 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the world. The automated hacking attempts have shot up by 20 percent on a year-to-year comparison. Simply put, Syspeace blocked 1,300,000 brute-force attacks in the world.

The evidence is collected by Syspeace, a service provider that fights automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for enterprises, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed evidence on automated hacking attempts 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.

During the automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to finally get them right. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases to find the correct one.

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