Spain Records a Big Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

During the last fortnight, the number of automated hacking attempts in Spain went up compared to the 14 days prior. The automated hacking attempts have shot up by 24 percent during the 14 days prior, according to data from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. At the same time, there was a big decrease of 35 percent in the whole world.

Syspeace logged 210 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Spain during the previous 14-day period. In other words, the automated hacking attempts went up by 24 percent. The amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Spain was 2,600.

Belgium and Brazil have – for a comparison – been under increased attacks. With 230 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the 14 days prior, Belgium has witnessed a surge of 26 percent compared to the previous 14 days. In Brazil, the sum total has increased by 14 percent to 110 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

All around the world, automated hacking attempts on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a big decrease, but Spain sees the opposite. Throughout the last weeks, there have been 35 percent less automated hacking attempts than in the course of the previous 14 days in the world. So far, this year there have been 620 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the world. The brute-force attacks have risen by 35 percent on a year-to-year comparison. In other words, the sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the world was 470,000.

The statistics is provided by Syspeace, a service provider that fights automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for businesses, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is a global trailblazer 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 finally 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 protects companies from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.