In the USA, Virginia Records Third Largest Growth of Brute-Force Attacks

Brute-force attacks on Windows servers in Virginia have increased significantly through the last fortnight. Statistics from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have grown by 83 percent. That’s the third greatest growth of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in the USA. There was a great increase of 27 percent in the whole USA.

Syspeace registered 580 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Virginia through the previous 14 days. In other words, the automated hacking attempts increased extremely by 83 percent. That means 14,000 total the amount of brute-force attacks in the Virginia during the past two weeks were blocked by Syspeace.

By way of comparison, Connecticut and Maryland have been under increased attacks. With 24,000 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the previous 14-day period, Connecticut has recorded a growth of 170 percent in comparison with the past two weeks. In Maryland, the sum total has shot up by 56 percent to 3,300 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

All around the USA, automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a noticeable growth, so Virginia is not alone with the problem. In the last weeks there have been 27 percent more brute-force attacks than in the course of the previous 14 days in the USA. Up until now, this year there have been 2,800 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. Throughout the same period last year, the amount of brute-force attacks has increased by 4.2 percent. Simply put, Syspeace blocked 1,400,000 brute-force attacks in the USA.

The information originates from 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 statistics 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 ultimately get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically inspected to find the right one.

To avoid trouble and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that safeguards firms from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.