150 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks in Virginia

In Virginia, the sum total of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers soared throughout the two weeks prior compared to the past two weeks. According to data from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was a rise of 150 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. In the whole USA, there was a big increase of 54 percent.

Syspeace registered 880 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Virginia throughout the 14 days prior. In other words, the brute-force attacks surged by 150 percent. That means 26,000 total the amount of brute-force attacks in the Virginia in the course of the previous 14-day period were blocked by Syspeace.

By means of a comparison, Tennessee and District of Columbia have been under increased attacks. With 690 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the last fortnight, Tennessee has recorded an escalation of 160 percent compared to the last fortnight. In District of Columbia, the number has risen by 140 percent to 1,700 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

All around the USA, brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a noticeable growth, so Virginia is not alone with the problem. Throughout the last weeks there have been 54 percent more brute-force attacks than in the previous 14 days in the USA. Up until now, this year there have been 2,000 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of brute-force attacks has declined by 15 percent. In other words, the amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 1,000,000.

The information source is Syspeace-secured Windows Servers globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for businesses to fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for enterprises, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

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 right one.

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