Noticeable Increase of Brute-Force Attacks in District of Columbia Recorded

In District of Columbia, the number of brute-force attacks on Windows servers grew in the previous 14-day period in comparison with the last fortnight. The brute-force attacks have risen by 17 percent throughout the previous 14-day period, according to data from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. Overall, in the USA, there was a slight growth of 5.3 percent.

The number of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased slightly through the 14 days prior in District of Columbia as 210 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. In other words, the automated hacking attempts increased by 17 percent. Syspeace blocked 1,400 brute-force attacks in District of Columbia.

West Virginia and Kentucky have – for comparison – been under increased attacks. With 5,400 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the previous 14 days, West Virginia has seen a growth of 18 percent compared to the previous 14-day period. In Kentucky, the number has gone up by 16 percent to 230 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

District of Columbia is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight escalation all around the USA. Throughout the last weeks there have been 5.3 percent more brute-force attacks than throughout the past two weeks in the USA. Up until today, this year there have been 1,400 brute-force attacks 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 automated hacking attempts in the USA.

The information originates from 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 statistics on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is a global trendsetter 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 trouble out and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that shields enterprises from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.