Automated Hacking Attempts Go up Significantly in United Kingdom

Brute-force attacks on Windows servers in United Kingdom have increased greatly through the two weeks prior. The automated hacking attempts have gone up by 41 percent through the previous 14-day period, according to statistics from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. Overall, in the world, there was a slight escalation of 19 percent.

Syspeace recorded 2,200 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in United Kingdom in the course of the previous 14-day period. That means the automated hacking attempts increased noticeably by 41 percent. The amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in United Kingdom was 140,000.

For a comparison, Romania and Mexico have been under increased attacks. With 780 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the last fortnight, Romania has seen an increase of 45 percent in comparison with the previous 14-day period. In Mexico, the sum total has grown by 34 percent to 1,500 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

All around the world, brute-force attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight escalation, so United Kingdom is not alone with the problem. Throughout the last weeks there have been 19 percent more automated hacking attempts than throughout the past two weeks in the world. So far, this year there have been 1,800 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the sum total of brute-force attacks has diminished by 14 percent. That is to say, Syspeace blocked 1,600,000 brute-force attacks in the world.

The information is released from Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for enterprises, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed statistics 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.

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

To keep systems secure and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace provides software that safeguards companies from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.