Ireland Witnesses a Big Growth in Automated Hacking Attempts

The amount of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Ireland increased greatly throughout the last fortnight. The brute-force attacks have climbed up by 22 percent in the 14 days prior, according to data from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. In the whole world, there was a noticeable growth of 47 percent.

The number of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers built up through the past two weeks in Ireland as 410 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. Simply put, the automated hacking attempts increased noticeably by 22 percent. Syspeace blocked 1,700 automated hacking attempts in Ireland.

Czech Republic and United Kingdom have – for a comparison – been under increased attacks. With 40 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the previous 14 days, Czech Republic has recorded a growth of 24 percent in comparison with the past two weeks. In United Kingdom, the sum total has shot up by 17 percent to 1,400 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a great increase all around the world. Simply put, Ireland is not alone with the problem. In the course of the last weeks there have been 47 percent more automated hacking attempts than during the previous 14-day period in the world. By now, this year there have been 1,500 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the world. The automated hacking attempts have risen by 9.3 percent on a year-to-year comparison. In other words, the sum total of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the world was 1,100,000.

The statistics source is Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for businesses, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is a global pioneer on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to in the end get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically checked to find the correct one.

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