Brute-Force Attacks Go up Significantly in Washington

Automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Washington have increased greatly throughout the last fortnight. Statistics from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have gone up by 58 percent. In the whole USA, there was a slight escalation of 8.2 percent.

Syspeace recorded 6,400 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Washington through the previous 14 days. That means the automated hacking attempts increased greatly by 58 percent. That means 45,000 total the number of automated hacking attempts in the Washington in the 14 days prior were blocked by Syspeace. It is the 14th highest number of brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server for a single 14-day period in the state’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

New York and Arkansas have – for the purpose of comparison – been under increased attacks. With 800 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the previous 14-day period, New York has witnessed a climb of 66 percent compared to the two weeks prior. In Arkansas, the number has climbed up by 47 percent to 7,900 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight increase all around the USA. In other words, Washington is not alone with the problem. In the last weeks there have been 8.2 percent more brute-force attacks than through the past two weeks in the USA. So far, this year there have been 2,100 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. The automated hacking attempts have shot up by 11 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the sum total of automated hacking attempts in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,000,000.

The data originates from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for companies to fight 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 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 checks all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the right one.

To keep problems out and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that shields businesses from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.