Virginia Sees a Big Growth in Automated Hacking Attempts

The report doesn’t lie — the sum total of brute-force attacks in Virginia has built up throughout the previous 14 days. According to information from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a growth of 46 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. Overall, in the USA, there was a slight increase of 8.2 percent.

The sum total of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers built up throughout the last fortnight in Virginia as 1,500 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. In other words, the automated hacking attempts increased noticeably by 46 percent. The number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Virginia was 42,000. It is the 9th highest number of brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server for a single 14-day period in the state’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

There has been, for the purpose of comparison, a surge of the amount of automated hacking attempts in Arkansas and Nevada. With 7,900 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the two weeks prior, Arkansas has seen a rise of 47 percent in comparison with the last fortnight. In Nevada, the sum total has shot up by 45 percent to 280 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

Virginia is not alone. The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight growth all around the USA. In the course of the last weeks there have been 8.2 percent more brute-force attacks than in the past two weeks in the USA. Up until today, this year there have been 2,100 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. The brute-force attacks have diminished 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 information comes from Windows servers secured by Syspeace globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for enterprises 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.

During the automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to finally get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically inspected to find the right one.

To avoid problems and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that shields firms from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.