Florida Sees 27 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts

The amount of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Florida built up in the two weeks prior. According to statistics from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was a surge of 27 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. Overall, in the USA, there was a slight escalation of 19 percent.

In Florida, the amount of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace built up in the previous 14 days as 3,200 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks went up by 27 percent. Syspeace blocked 37,000 brute-force attacks in Florida. In the state’s measured history, this is the 10th highest number of attempted brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace for a single 14-day period.

For comparison purposes, there has been a climb of the sum total of brute-force attacks in Connecticut and Rhode Island. With 55,000 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the past two weeks, Connecticut has seen an increase of 61 percent compared to the two weeks prior. In Rhode Island, the sum total has climbed up by 26 percent to 160 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight growth all around the USA. Simply put, Florida is not alone with the problem. The brute-force attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have risen by 19 percent in the USA during the 14 days prior. By now, this year there have been 4,500 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. Throughout the same period last year, the number of automated hacking attempts has risen by 11 percent. That is to say, Syspeace blocked 2,100,000 brute-force attacks in the USA.

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

An automated hacking attempt 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 right one.

To keep systems secure and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace provides software that shields companies from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.