California Sees a Big Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts

In the course of the 14 days prior, California has seen how the amount of brute-force attacks has increased noticeably. The brute-force attacks have climbed up by 53 percent through the last fortnight, according to statistics from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. Overall, in the USA, there was a noticeable growth of 52 percent.

In California, the amount of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace built up during the two weeks prior as 2,500 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. Simply put, the brute-force attacks increased noticeably by 53 percent. That means 110,000 total the sum total of brute-force attacks in the California in the two weeks prior were blocked by Syspeace.

Florida and Arkansas have – for a comparison – been under increased attacks. With 4,000 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the 14 days prior, Florida has witnessed an increase of 58 percent compared to the previous 14 days. In Arkansas, the sum total has shot up by 53 percent to 6,400 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

All around the USA, brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown an escalation, so California is not alone with the problem. During the last weeks there have been 52 percent more brute-force attacks than through the last fortnight in the USA. By now, this year there have been 2,200 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. The automated hacking attempts have grown by 1.3 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the number of brute-force attacks in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,100,000.

The information is provided by Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves enterprises time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to discover and prevent. Syspeace scans all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers meticulously. The company is a global pioneer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed information on brute-force attacks.

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to eventually get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically inspected to find the right one.

To keep systems secure and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace provides software that shields companies from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.