Netherlands Witnesses a Significant Growth in Brute-Force Attacks

Through the previous 14 days, Netherlands has witnessed how the amount of brute-force attacks has built up. Evidence from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have shot up by 36 percent. In contrast, there was a slight drop of 14 percent in the whole world.

Syspeace logged 1,700 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Netherlands through the previous 14-day period. That means the brute-force attacks went up by 36 percent. The sum total of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Netherlands was 11,000. It is the 6th highest number of automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace for a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

By means of a comparison, Romania and United Kingdom have been under increased attacks. With 1,100 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the 14 days prior, Romania has recorded a surge of 46 percent compared to the previous 14 days. In United Kingdom, the sum total has risen by 28 percent to 1,000 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

Netherlands is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have decreased all around the world. The automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have diminished by 14 percent in the world throughout the past two weeks. By now, this year there have been 1,500 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of brute-force attacks has declined by 7.1 percent. That means the amount of automated hacking attempts in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,200,000.

The statistics source is Syspeace, a company that helps fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace saves businesses time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to discover 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 data on brute-force attacks.

During the brute-force attack, 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 right one.

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