Ireland Witnesses 6.8 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

There’s no denying of facts — the amount of automated hacking attempts in Ireland has increased slightly in the last fortnight. Evidence from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have climbed up by 6.8 percent. In contrast, there was a slight contraction of 19 percent in the whole world.

In Ireland, the number of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace grew during the past two weeks as 390 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That is to say, the brute-force attacks went up slightly by 6.8 percent. The sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Ireland was 1,500.

For the sake of comparison, South Africa and Germany have been under increased attacks. With 5,000 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the last fortnight, South Africa has witnessed a rise of 6.9 percent compared to the previous 14-day period. In Germany, the sum total has climbed up by 5.1 percent to 2,900 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight contraction all around the world. In other words, Ireland is going against the flow. During the last weeks, there have been 19 percent less automated hacking attempts than in the previous 14 days in the world. So far, this year there have been 1,400 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of brute-force attacks has diminished by 3.2 percent. That means the sum total of automated hacking attempts in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,000,000.

The data source is 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 detect and prevent. Syspeace monitors all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers meticulously. The company is a global pioneer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed statistics on brute-force attacks.

During the automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to eventually get them right. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

To avoid trouble and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that shields businesses from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.