Whopping Growth in Automated Hacking Attempts in Iceland

The number is clear — the sum total of brute-force attacks in Iceland has skyrocketed during the past two weeks. According to data from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a surge of 81 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. There was a slight escalation of 3.9 percent in the whole world.

Syspeace registered 80 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Iceland in the two weeks prior. That means the automated hacking attempts shot up by 81 percent. Syspeace blocked 80 automated hacking attempts in Iceland.

For comparison, United Arab Emirates and Georgia have been under increased attacks. With 300 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the last fortnight, United Arab Emirates has recorded a surge of 81 percent in comparison with the 14 days prior. In Georgia, the sum total has increased by 74 percent to 510 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

All around the world, brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight growth, so Iceland is not alone with the problem. The automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have climbed up by 3.9 percent in the world in the 14 days prior. Up until today, this year there have been 1,800 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the world. The automated hacking attempts have declined by 6.9 percent on a year-to-year comparison. Simply put, Syspeace blocked 1,500,000 automated hacking attempts in the world.

The data originates from Windows servers secured by Syspeace globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for enterprises to fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for businesses, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

During the automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to finally get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically inspected to find the correct one.

To keep problems out and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that shields enterprises from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.