Big Increase in Brute-Force Attacks in USA

Automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in USA have increased noticeably in the two weeks prior. Statistics from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have risen by 58 percent. Overall, in the world, there was a big increase of 25 percent.

In USA, the sum total of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace built up in the course of the last fortnight as 3,000 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. In other words, the brute-force attacks increased greatly by 58 percent. Syspeace blocked 1,500,000 automated hacking attempts in USA. It is the 5th highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server for a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

For a comparison, brute-force attacks in Ireland and Hong Kong have shot up. With 200 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the previous 14 days, Ireland has seen a climb of 61 percent compared to the two weeks prior. In Hong Kong, the sum total has risen by 24 percent to 33 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

USA is not alone. The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a noticeable growth all around the world. There have been 25 percent more brute-force attacks in the world on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers in the throughout the previous 14 days compared to the 14 days prior. Up until now, this year there have been 2,200 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the world. That is on the same level as the same period last year. In other words, the number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the world was 2,000,000.

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

During the automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to in the end get them right. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases to find the correct one.

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