Steep Increase in Brute-Force Attacks in Florida

There’s no denying of facts — the number of brute-force attacks in Florida has shot up in the course of the last fortnight. According to statistics from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was a surge of 120 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. There was a big increase of 54 percent in the whole USA.

In Florida, the number of attacks on syspeaces skyrocketed in the past two weeks as 2,600 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks skyrocketed by 120 percent. The amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Florida was 26,000. In the state’s measured history, this is the 9th highest number of attempted brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server for a single 14-day period.

For comparison, there has been a climb of the sum total of automated hacking attempts in Kentucky and California. With 170 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the 14 days prior, Kentucky has witnessed a surge of 120 percent compared to the previous 14-day period. In California, the amount has increased by 110 percent to 3,900 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown an escalation all around the USA. In other words, Florida is not alone with the problem. During the last weeks there have been 54 percent more automated hacking attempts than during the previous 14 days in the USA. So far, this year there have been 2,300 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of brute-force attacks has gone up by 51 percent. Simply put, Syspeace blocked 1,200,000 automated hacking attempts in the USA.

The statistics is provided by Windows servers secured by Syspeace globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for firms to fight brute-force attacks. 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 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 inspected to find the right one.

To avoid problems and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that shields businesses from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.