United Kingdom Records a Noticeable Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts

Automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in United Kingdom have increased in the past two weeks. According to data from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a growth of 8.5 percent in brute-force attacks per server. At the same time, there was a slight decline of 3.4 percent in the whole world.

In United Kingdom, the number of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace went up slightly throughout the past two weeks as 1,800 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That is to say, the automated hacking attempts went up slightly by 8.5 percent. Syspeace blocked 99,000 brute-force attacks in United Kingdom.

By way of comparison, Australia and Turkey have been under increased attacks. With 1,900 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the 14 days prior, Australia has recorded a rise of 11 percent in comparison with the previous 14-day period. In Turkey, the number has increased by 7.5 percent to 610 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

United Kingdom is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have decreased all around the world. Throughout the last weeks, there have been 3.4 percent less automated hacking attempts than throughout the two weeks prior in the world. So far, this year there have been 1,400 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the world. In the course of the same period last year, the number of automated hacking attempts has risen by 7.1 percent. Simply put, the number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the world was 1,300,000.

The statistics is collected by Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves firms time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to find and prevent. Syspeace tracks all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers thoroughly. The company is a global pioneer 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 checks all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

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