Extreme Increase in Brute-Force Attacks in California

Automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in California have shot up during the 14 days prior. The brute-force attacks have gone up by 110 percent throughout the previous 14-day period, according to evidence from syspeaces. Overall, in the USA, there was a big increase of 54 percent.

Syspeace documented 3,900 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in California during the two weeks prior. In other words, the brute-force attacks skyrocketed by 110 percent. Syspeace blocked 170,000 automated hacking attempts in California. It is the 6th highest number of brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace for a single 14-day period in the state’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

By means of a comparison, brute-force attacks in Florida and Illinois have climbed up. With 2,600 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the past two weeks, Florida has seen an increase of 120 percent in comparison with the two weeks prior. In Illinois, the number has risen by 93 percent to 2,600 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

California is not alone. The attacks on syspeaces have shown an escalation all around the USA. There have been 54 percent more brute-force attacks in the USA on syspeaces in the in the past two weeks compared to the last fortnight. By now, this year there have been 2,300 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of automated hacking attempts has risen by 51 percent. That means the number of brute-force attacks in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,200,000.

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

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to in the end get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically checked to find the right one.

To avoid problems and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that shields businesses from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.