District of Columbia in the USA Witnesses Second Biggest Growth in Automated Hacking Attempts

In District of Columbia, the number of brute-force attacks on Windows servers went up throughout the 14 days prior in comparison with the last fortnight. The automated hacking attempts have climbed up by 72 percent throughout the last fortnight, according to evidence from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. In the USA, that’s the second biggest rise of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers. However, there was a slight fall of 12 percent in the whole USA.

The sum total of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace built up through the previous 14-day period in District of Columbia as 2,600 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. In other words, the automated hacking attempts increased noticeably by 72 percent. Syspeace blocked 2,600 automated hacking attempts in District of Columbia. In the state’s measured history, this is the highest number of attempted automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server for a single 14-day period.

There has been, for the sake of comparison, a rise of the number of automated hacking attempts in Pennsylvania and Connecticut. With 340 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the 14 days prior, Pennsylvania has witnessed an escalation of 110 percent in comparison with the last fortnight. In Connecticut, the amount has shot up by 51 percent to 2,800 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

District of Columbia is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have decreased all around the USA. In the course of the last weeks, there have been 12 percent less brute-force attacks than during the last fortnight in the USA. By now, this year there have been 2,000 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. The brute-force attacks have increased by 49 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the amount of automated hacking attempts in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,000,000.

The data originates from syspeaces globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for enterprises to fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for companies, 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 different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to ultimately get them right. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

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