Big Growth in Brute-Force Attacks in United Kingdom

In United Kingdom, the number of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers increased noticeably in the course of the previous 14 days in comparison with the two weeks prior. According to evidence from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was an increase of 32 percent in brute-force attacks per server. In the whole world, there was a great increase of 22 percent.

In United Kingdom, the sum total of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased greatly through the last fortnight as 560 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks went up by 32 percent. Syspeace blocked 26,000 brute-force attacks in United Kingdom.

Brazil and Turkey have – for the purpose of comparison – been under increased attacks. With 96 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the last fortnight, Brazil has witnessed a growth of 46 percent in comparison with the previous 14-day period. In Turkey, the number has gone up by 31 percent to 310 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

United Kingdom is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown an escalation all around the world. In the last weeks there have been 22 percent more brute-force attacks than during the 14 days prior in the world. Up until now, this year there have been 950 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. The brute-force attacks have diminished by 32 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the number of automated hacking attempts in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 710,000.

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

An brute-force attack 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 keep problems out and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that safeguards businesses from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.