In the USA, New Jersey Records Third Greatest Rise of Brute-Force Attacks

In the 14 days prior, the amount of brute-force attacks in New Jersey increased significantly compared to the two weeks prior. Data from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have grown by 99 percent. In the USA, that’s the third largest rise of brute-force attacks on Windows servers. Overall, in the USA, there was a slight growth of 8.2 percent.

The sum total of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased extremely in the 14 days prior in New Jersey as 450 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks escalated by 99 percent. Syspeace blocked 1,600 brute-force attacks in New Jersey.

There has been, for comparison, an increase of the amount of automated hacking attempts in Delaware and Minnesota. With 140 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the past two weeks, Delaware has seen an increase of 220 percent in comparison with the previous 14-day period. In Minnesota, the sum total has grown by 98 percent to 90 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

New Jersey is not alone. The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight increase all around the USA. Throughout the last weeks there have been 8.2 percent more automated hacking attempts than in the previous 14-day period in the USA. Up until today, this year there have been 2,100 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the number of brute-force attacks has dropped by 11 percent. That is to say, the number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 1,000,000.

The data originates from 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 discover and prevent. Syspeace scans all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace thoroughly. The company is a global trailblazer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed data on brute-force attacks.

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to in the end get them right. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

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