Steep Increase in Brute-Force Attacks in New York

The number of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in New York escalated through the 14 days prior. Evidence from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have risen by 110 percent. In contrast, there was a big drop of 24 percent in the whole USA.

In New York, the number of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased significantly in the two weeks prior as 490 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. In other words, the brute-force attacks surged by 110 percent. Syspeace blocked 6,800 brute-force attacks in New York.

With similar changes, there has been a surge of the amount of automated hacking attempts in Oregon and South Carolina. With 510 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the 14 days prior, Oregon has witnessed an escalation of 130 percent compared to the last fortnight. In South Carolina, the number has gone up by 110 percent to 120 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

All around the USA, brute-force attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a big decrease, but New York sees the opposite. During the last weeks, there have been 24 percent less automated hacking attempts than in the course of the past two weeks in the USA. So far, this year there have been 1,300 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. The automated hacking attempts have declined by 21 percent on a year-to-year comparison. In other words, the sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 670,000.

The statistics is provided by Syspeace, a company that helps fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace saves companies time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to find and prevent. Syspeace scans all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace meticulously. The company is a global trailblazer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed statistics on automated hacking attempts.

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 inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

To keep systems secure and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace provides software that shields companies from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.