Big Increase in Brute-Force Attacks in District of Columbia

The sum total of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in District of Columbia increased greatly in the course of the two weeks prior. According to information from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a growth of 72 percent in brute-force attacks per server. In the whole USA, there was a slight escalation of 15 percent.

The amount of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace built up during the 14 days prior in District of Columbia as 360 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. In other words, the brute-force attacks increased greatly by 72 percent. Syspeace blocked 360 automated hacking attempts in District of Columbia.

For comparison purposes, there has been a rise of the number of brute-force attacks in New York and Mississippi. With 420 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the two weeks prior, New York has seen an increase of 85 percent in comparison with the last fortnight. In Mississippi, the amount has climbed up by 59 percent to 400 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight increase all around the USA. That is to say, District of Columbia is not alone with the problem. In the course of the last weeks there have been 15 percent more brute-force attacks than during the two weeks prior in the USA. So far, this year there have been 1,600 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of brute-force attacks has gone up by 4.6 percent. Simply put, the number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 770,000.

The evidence is collected by Syspeace, a service provider that fights automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for businesses, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed information on automated hacking attempts 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.

During the automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to finally get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically inspected to find the right one.

To avoid problems and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that protects companies from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.