Big Growth in Brute-Force Attacks in Washington

In the course of the last fortnight, the sum total of brute-force attacks in Washington increased greatly compared to the previous 14 days. Evidence from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have grown by 26 percent. At the same time, there was a big decrease of 33 percent in the whole USA.

In Washington, the amount of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers built up throughout the previous 14 days as 10,000 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts built up by 26 percent. That means 54,000 total the number of automated hacking attempts in the Washington in the course of the last fortnight were blocked by Syspeace. Throughout a single 14-day period in the state’s measured history, this is the 5th highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

For a comparison, North Carolina and New York have been under increased attacks. With 550 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the previous 14-day period, North Carolina has recorded an increase of 36 percent in comparison with the two weeks prior. In New York, the number has risen by 16 percent to 400 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

Washington is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have decreased all around the USA. The automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have declined by 33 percent in the USA in the course of the previous 14-day period. By now, this year there have been 1,900 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. During the same period last year, the amount of brute-force attacks has increased by 4.3 percent. Simply put, Syspeace blocked 930,000 brute-force attacks in the USA.

The information is released from Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves businesses time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to track down and prevent. Syspeace monitors all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace conscientiously. The company is a global pioneer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed data on brute-force attacks.

An automated hacking attempt consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of eventually guessing them. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the right one.

To keep trouble out and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that protects companies from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.