Big Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in Italy

In the past two weeks, Italy has recorded how the amount of brute-force attacks has built up. According to evidence from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a growth of 70 percent in brute-force attacks per server. In the whole world, there was a big increase of 25 percent.

Syspeace recorded 3,900 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Italy in the course of the last fortnight. That means the automated hacking attempts built up by 70 percent. The sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Italy was 11,000. In a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history, this is the 6th highest number of brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

By way of comparison, France and Ireland have been under increased attacks. With 2,000 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the previous 14 days, France has witnessed a growth of 72 percent in comparison with the previous 14 days. In Ireland, the amount has shot up by 61 percent to 200 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

Italy is not alone. The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a big increase all around the world. Throughout the last weeks there have been 25 percent more brute-force attacks than in the two weeks prior in the world. Up until now, this year there have been 2,200 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the world. In the same period last year, the amount of brute-force attacks has remained the same. In other words, Syspeace blocked 2,000,000 automated hacking attempts in the world.

The evidence is collected by Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves businesses time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to detect and prevent. Syspeace records all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace carefully. The company is a global trendsetter on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed statistics on brute-force attacks.

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

To avoid problems and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that shields businesses from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.