100 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in Spain

Through the previous 14-day period, the number of brute-force attacks in Spain skyrocketed compared to the two weeks prior. Data from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have shot up by 100 percent. Overall, in the world, there was a noticeable growth of 57 percent.

In Spain, the number of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers increased extremely throughout the 14 days prior as 1,500 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks shot up by 100 percent. Syspeace blocked 24,000 automated hacking attempts in Spain. It is the 6th highest number of brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server for a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

Netherlands and Australia have – for comparison purposes – been under increased attacks. With 2,900 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the last fortnight, Netherlands has seen a growth of 110 percent compared to the past two weeks. In Australia, the number has shot up by 98 percent to 7,800 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a noticeable growth all around the world. In other words, Spain is not alone with the problem. In the last weeks there have been 57 percent more automated hacking attempts than throughout the previous 14 days in the world. Up until today, this year there have been 2,300 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the world. The automated hacking attempts have increased by 10 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That is to say, Syspeace blocked 1,900,000 automated hacking attempts in the world.

The data is released from Windows servers secured by Syspeace globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for businesses to fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for enterprises, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

An brute-force attack consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of eventually guessing them. The attacker systematically inspects 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.