Big Increase in Brute-Force Attacks in New York

During the 14 days prior, the amount of automated hacking attempts in New York built up compared to the past two weeks. According to information from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a surge of 27 percent in brute-force attacks per server. At the same time, there was a big decline of 21 percent in the whole USA.

Syspeace documented 270 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in New York in the course of the 14 days prior. That means the brute-force attacks increased noticeably by 27 percent. The number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in New York was 3,600.

For the purpose of comparison, South Carolina and California have been under increased attacks. With 70 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the past two weeks, South Carolina has witnessed a surge of 32 percent in comparison with the previous 14-day period. In California, the amount has shot up by 18 percent to 1,700 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

New York is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have decreased all around the USA. In the last weeks, there have been 21 percent less automated hacking attempts than through the 14 days prior in the USA. So far, this year there have been 1,400 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. Throughout the same period last year, the number of automated hacking attempts has climbed up by 8 percent. That is to say, Syspeace blocked 620,000 automated hacking attempts in the USA.

The statistics is released from Windows servers secured by Syspeace globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for businesses to fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for businesses, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

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 checks all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the right one.

To keep systems secure and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace provides software that protects enterprises from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.