Connecticut Records a Noticeable Growth in Brute-Force Attacks

The report doesn’t lie — the number of automated hacking attempts in Connecticut has grew throughout the last fortnight. The automated hacking attempts have shot up by 9.8 percent in the 14 days prior, according to evidence from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. In the whole USA, there was a slight growth of 5.3 percent.

Syspeace registered 8,500 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Connecticut throughout the last fortnight. That means the automated hacking attempts went up slightly by 9.8 percent. That means 77,000 total the number of automated hacking attempts in the Connecticut in the 14 days prior were blocked by Syspeace. It is the 7th highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server for a single 14-day period in the state’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

Iowa and Texas have – for the purpose of comparison – been under increased attacks. With 620 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the previous 14 days, Iowa has witnessed a climb of 16 percent in comparison with the previous 14-day period. In Texas, the number has increased by 7.7 percent to 550 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight escalation all around the USA. Simply put, Connecticut is not alone with the problem. During the last weeks there have been 5.3 percent more automated hacking attempts than in the past two weeks in the USA. Up until now, this year there have been 1,400 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the number of brute-force attacks has climbed up by 5.1 percent. In other words, Syspeace blocked 710,000 brute-force attacks in the USA.

The information source is Syspeace-secured Windows Servers globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for businesses to fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for companies, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

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 inspects all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

To avoid trouble and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that safeguards companies from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.