Italy Sees 5.2 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts

Brute-force attacks on Windows servers in Italy have increased slightly throughout the past two weeks. Evidence from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have gone up by 5.2 percent. In the whole world, there was a slight increase of 12 percent.

In Italy, the number of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased slightly in the 14 days prior as 740 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts grew by 5.2 percent. The number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Italy was 1,900.

By way of comparison, United Kingdom and Netherlands have been under increased attacks. With 2,800 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the past two weeks, United Kingdom has recorded a growth of 8.4 percent in comparison with the past two weeks. In Netherlands, the amount has increased by 3.7 percent to 730 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight escalation all around the world. That is to say, Italy is not alone with the problem. There have been 12 percent more brute-force attacks in the world on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers in the in the course of the past two weeks compared to the 14 days prior. By now, this year there have been 2,200 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. Throughout the same period last year, the number of automated hacking attempts has grown by 8.1 percent. That is to say, Syspeace blocked 1,800,000 automated hacking attempts in the world.

The information originates from 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 discover and prevent. Syspeace scans all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace thoroughly. The company is a global pioneer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed data on automated hacking attempts.

An automated hacking attempt 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 avoid problems and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that protects businesses from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.