Washington Witnesses 16 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

The number of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Washington grew in the course of the two weeks prior. According to information from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was an increase of 16 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. In contrast, there was a big drop of 21 percent in the whole USA.

In Washington, the amount of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace grew slightly in the course of the 14 days prior as 7,300 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks grew by 16 percent. Syspeace blocked 34,000 brute-force attacks in Washington. In a single 14-day period in the state’s measured history, this is the 10th highest number of brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

California and Maine have – for a comparison – been under increased attacks. With 1,700 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the previous 14 days, California has seen a rise of 18 percent compared to the two weeks prior. In Maine, the sum total has increased by 6.7 percent to 210 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a big decrease all around the USA. Simply put, Washington is going against the flow. The automated hacking attempts on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have diminished by 21 percent in the USA through the previous 14 days. By now, this year there have been 1,400 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. In the same period last year, the amount of brute-force attacks has gone up by 8 percent. In other words, Syspeace blocked 620,000 automated hacking attempts in the USA.

The statistics is provided 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 innovator on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to ultimately get them right. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

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