In the USA, Virginia Sees unprecedented Brute-Force Attacks

Automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Virginia have increased extremely in the course of the two weeks prior. Statistics from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have gone up by 150 percent. Such rise in brute-force attacks on Windows servers is unprecedented anywhere else in the USA. There was a slight escalation of 11 percent in the whole USA.

The sum total of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers increased significantly through the past two weeks in Virginia as 6,700 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. Simply put, the automated hacking attempts soared by 150 percent. The number of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Virginia was 120,000. It is the 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.

For comparison, automated hacking attempts in Alabama and West Virginia have risen. With 9,900 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the 14 days prior, Alabama has recorded a surge of 79 percent in comparison with the past two weeks. In West Virginia, the number has increased by 43 percent to 5,000 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

Virginia is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight escalation all around the USA. In the last weeks there have been 11 percent more brute-force attacks than throughout the last fortnight in the USA. By now, this year there have been 2,200 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. The automated hacking attempts have risen by 7.5 percent on a year-to-year comparison. Simply put, Syspeace blocked 1,100,000 automated hacking attempts in the USA.

The evidence is released from Syspeace, a company that helps fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace saves businesses time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to discover and prevent. Syspeace monitors all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers carefully. The company is a global trailblazer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed evidence on automated hacking attempts.

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