Unprecedented Rise in Automated Hacking Attempts in Netherlands, world

The data is out — the amount of brute-force attacks in Netherlands has escalated in the course of the last fortnight. The brute-force attacks have shot up by 230 percent through the 14 days prior, according to evidence from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. That’s the biggest rise of brute-force attacks on Windows servers in the world. Overall, in the world, there was a slight growth of 20 percent.

Syspeace documented 180 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Netherlands in the previous 14-day period. That is to say, the automated hacking attempts escalated by 230 percent. Syspeace blocked 1,000 automated hacking attempts in Netherlands.

For the purpose of comparison, automated hacking attempts in Mexico and Australia have climbed up. With 220 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the two weeks prior, Mexico has witnessed a growth of 59 percent compared to the two weeks prior. In Australia, the amount has gone up by 47 percent to 440 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

Netherlands is not alone. The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight growth all around the world. The automated hacking attempts on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have risen by 20 percent in the world throughout the two weeks prior. Up until now, this year there have been 880 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the world. The brute-force attacks have climbed up by 43 percent on a year-to-year comparison. In other words, Syspeace blocked 650,000 brute-force attacks in the world.

The data source is Windows servers secured by Syspeace globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for firms to fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for firms, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

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 inspects all possible passwords and passphrases to find the correct one.

To keep systems secure and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace provides software that shields companies from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.