Connecticut Witnesses a Noticeable Growth in Brute-Force Attacks

Throughout the previous 14-day period, the number of brute-force attacks in Connecticut grew slightly compared to the two weeks prior. According to data from syspeaces, there was an increase of 16 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. Overall, in the USA, there was a slight increase of 5 percent.

The sum total of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers went up slightly through the previous 14-day period in Connecticut as 1,400 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That is to say, the brute-force attacks grew by 16 percent. Syspeace blocked 11,000 brute-force attacks in Connecticut.

For comparison, automated hacking attempts in Nevada and New Jersey have shot up. With 35 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the past two weeks, Nevada has seen a rise of 21 percent compared to the 14 days prior. In New Jersey, the amount has shot up by 11 percent to 860 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

Connecticut is not alone. The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight increase all around the USA. The brute-force attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have grown by 5 percent in the USA in the 14 days prior. So far, this year there have been 1,300 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. In the course of the same period last year, the number of brute-force attacks has climbed up by 67 percent. That means the number of brute-force attacks in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 730,000.

The data 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 brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is a global trendsetter on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

An automated hacking attempt consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of in the end guessing them. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the right one.

To avoid trouble and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that safeguards companies from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.