Virginia Sees 43 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts

In Virginia, the number of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers increased noticeably during the past two weeks compared to the last fortnight. The automated hacking attempts have shot up by 43 percent in the course of the previous 14-day period, according to data from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. There was a slight increase of 5 percent in the whole USA.

Syspeace registered 640 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Virginia throughout the two weeks prior. That means the brute-force attacks went up by 43 percent. Syspeace blocked 11,000 brute-force attacks in Virginia.

For comparison, there has been a surge of the number of automated hacking attempts in Utah and Oregon. With 6,000 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the 14 days prior, Utah has witnessed an increase of 48 percent in comparison with the previous 14 days. In Oregon, the sum total has climbed up by 40 percent to 1,000 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight increase all around the USA. Simply put, Virginia is not alone with the problem. The brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shot up by 5 percent in the USA throughout the past two weeks. Up until now, this year there have been 1,300 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of brute-force attacks has grown by 67 percent. In other words, the number of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 730,000.

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

During the automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to ultimately get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically checked to find the correct one.

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