District of Columbia Records a Big Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

In District of Columbia, the number of brute-force attacks on Windows servers went up during the past two weeks compared to the past two weeks. According to data from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a rise of 49 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. Overall, in the USA, there was a big increase of 24 percent.

Syspeace documented 4,800 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in District of Columbia through the past two weeks. That means the brute-force attacks built up by 49 percent. Syspeace blocked 5,800 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.

For the purpose of comparison, there has been a climb of the amount of brute-force attacks in Oregon and South Carolina. With 1,700 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the 14 days prior, Oregon has seen a rise of 50 percent in comparison with the previous 14 days. In South Carolina, the number has grown by 48 percent to 160 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

District of Columbia is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown an escalation all around the USA. There have been 24 percent more automated hacking attempts in the USA on Windows servers secured by Syspeace in the during the last fortnight compared to the two weeks prior. By now, this year there have been 2,800 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. During the same period last year, the number of brute-force attacks has gone up by 34 percent. Simply put, Syspeace blocked 1,400,000 brute-force attacks in the USA.

The statistics is provided by Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves firms time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to detect and prevent. Syspeace tracks all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers thoroughly. The company is a global pioneer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed data on automated hacking attempts.

An brute-force attack consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of finally guessing them. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the right one.

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