Virginia Records a Steep Increase of Automated Hacking Attempts

Brute-force attacks on Windows servers in Virginia have shot up in the course of the previous 14-day period. The automated hacking attempts have gone up by 84 percent in the course of the past two weeks, according to statistics from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. At the same time, there was no change in the amount of brute-force attacks in the whole USA.

Syspeace documented 2,700 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Virginia in the course of the two weeks prior. That means the automated hacking attempts escalated by 84 percent. The sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Virginia was 56,000. It is the 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.

For comparison purposes, New York and New Jersey have been under increased attacks. With 1,500 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the two weeks prior, New York has recorded an increase of 86 percent compared to the previous 14-day period. In New Jersey, the number has shot up by 84 percent to 820 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

All around the USA, automated hacking attempts on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have been unchanged, but, as said, Virginia has escalating problems. So far, this year there have been 2,000 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. The brute-force attacks have shot up by 11 percent on a year-to-year comparison. In other words, Syspeace blocked 1,000,000 brute-force attacks in the USA.

The information is released from Syspeace, a service provider that fights automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for companies, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed information on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is a global pioneer on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

An brute-force attack consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of ultimately guessing them. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

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