Automated Hacking Attempts Go up Significantly in Virginia

Brute-force attacks on Windows servers in Virginia have increased noticeably in the two weeks prior. The brute-force attacks have increased by 41 percent through the 14 days prior, according to data from syspeaces. At the same time, there was no change in the amount of automated hacking attempts in the whole USA.

Syspeace recorded 1,100 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Virginia through the past two weeks. That means the automated hacking attempts built up by 41 percent. Syspeace blocked 20,000 brute-force attacks in Virginia.

For comparison purposes, there has been a surge of the amount of brute-force attacks in Alabama and Florida. With 18,000 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the 14 days prior, Alabama has seen a surge of 47 percent compared to the 14 days prior. In Florida, the sum total has shot up by 40 percent to 3,800 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

All around the USA, automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have been almost stable, but, as said, Virginia has growing problems. So far, this year there have been 2,200 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. The brute-force attacks have increased by 55 percent on a year-to-year comparison. Simply put, Syspeace blocked 1,100,000 brute-force attacks in the USA.

The information is collected by Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. 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 brute-force attack 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 correct one.

To avoid problems and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that protects firms from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.