Big Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in Iceland

During the last fortnight, Iceland has witnessed how the sum total of brute-force attacks has went up. The brute-force attacks have shot up by 60 percent throughout the previous 14-day period, according to data from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. At the same time, there was a slight decline of 16 percent in the whole world.

In Iceland, the number of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace built up throughout the past two weeks as 69 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That is to say, the brute-force attacks increased noticeably by 60 percent. The amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Iceland was 99.

There has been, in comparison, a climb of the amount of brute-force attacks in Czech Republic and Canada. With 3,500 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the previous 14 days, Czech Republic has witnessed a surge of 77 percent compared to the previous 14 days. In Canada, the sum total has gone up by 43 percent to 1,100 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

All around the world, automated hacking attempts on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight fall, but Iceland sees the opposite. Throughout the last weeks, there have been 16 percent less brute-force attacks than during the previous 14 days in the world. Up until today, this year there have been 2,500 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the number of brute-force attacks has increased by 9.4 percent. In other words, the amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the world was 2,200,000.

The information originates from Syspeace, a company that helps fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace saves firms time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to track down and prevent. Syspeace monitors all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers conscientiously. The company is a global trendsetter on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed information on automated hacking attempts.

An brute-force attack consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of ultimately guessing them. The attacker systematically inspects 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 enterprises from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.