Washington Sees 6.2 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts

The number is clear — the number of brute-force attacks in Washington has increased in the previous 14 days. The brute-force attacks have increased by 6.2 percent during the previous 14 days, according to statistics from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. There was a noticeable growth of 67 percent in the whole USA.

In Washington, the number of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace went up slightly throughout the previous 14 days as 5,300 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. In other words, the brute-force attacks went up slightly by 6.2 percent. Syspeace blocked 31,000 automated hacking attempts in Washington.

For a comparison, Kentucky and Florida have been under increased attacks. With 270 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the two weeks prior, Kentucky has witnessed a climb of 6.2 percent compared to the two weeks prior. In Florida, the number has increased by 5.4 percent to 2,500 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a noticeable growth all around the USA. That is to say, Washington is not alone with the problem. In the course of the last weeks there have been 67 percent more automated hacking attempts than in the past two weeks in the USA. By now, this year there have been 3,700 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. The brute-force attacks have risen by 2.7 percent on a year-to-year comparison. In other words, Syspeace blocked 1,900,000 brute-force attacks in the USA.

The evidence is provided by Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves enterprises time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to track down and prevent. Syspeace tracks all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers conscientiously. The company is a global trailblazer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed information on brute-force attacks.

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

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