Big Growth in Automated Hacking Attempts in California

Throughout the last fortnight, the sum total of brute-force attacks in California increased greatly compared to the previous 14-day period. According to data from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a climb of 21 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. Overall, in the USA, there was a big increase of 24 percent.

In California, the sum total of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased noticeably during the previous 14 days as 3,600 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks increased noticeably by 21 percent. Syspeace blocked 160,000 automated hacking attempts in California. It is the 8th highest number of brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server for a single 14-day period in the state’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

Arkansas and Nebraska have – with similar changes – been under increased attacks. With 20,000 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the two weeks prior, Arkansas has witnessed a surge of 31 percent compared to the past two weeks. In Nebraska, the sum total has shot up by 20 percent to 25 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

All around the USA, automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a big increase, so California is not alone with the problem. During the last weeks there have been 24 percent more automated hacking attempts than throughout the 14 days prior in the USA. So far, this year there have been 2,800 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of automated hacking attempts has increased by 34 percent. Simply put, the sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 1,400,000.

The evidence originates from Syspeace, a company that helps fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace saves enterprises time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to discover and prevent. Syspeace records all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers thoroughly. The company is a global innovator on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed evidence on brute-force attacks.

An automated hacking attempt consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of in the end guessing them. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the right one.

To keep systems secure and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace provides software that safeguards businesses from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.