Slight Increase in Brute-Force Attacks in United Arab Emirates

The number of brute-force attacks on Windows servers in United Arab Emirates went up slightly in the two weeks prior. According to information from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a surge of 18 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. Overall, in the world, there was a great increase of 25 percent.

The number of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased through the previous 14 days in United Arab Emirates as 350 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That is to say, the brute-force attacks grew slightly by 18 percent. The amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in United Arab Emirates was 350. In the country’s measured history, this is the highest number of attempted brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace for a single 14-day period.

Hong Kong and Poland have – in comparison – been under increased attacks. With 33 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the last fortnight, Hong Kong has seen an increase of 24 percent in comparison with the 14 days prior. In Poland, the sum total has gone up by 16 percent to 200 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

United Arab Emirates is not alone. The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown an escalation all around the world. Throughout the last weeks there have been 25 percent more brute-force attacks than in the last fortnight in the world. So far, this year there have been 2,200 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of brute-force attacks has remained the same. That means the amount of brute-force attacks in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 2,000,000.

The statistics is collected by Syspeace, a service provider that fights automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for companies, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed evidence on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is a global innovator 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 eventually guessing them. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

To keep problems out and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that protects companies from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.