Connecticut Sees a Big Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts

Brute-force attacks on Windows servers in Connecticut have built up throughout the two weeks prior. According to evidence from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was an escalation of 21 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. In contrast, there was no change in the number of automated hacking attempts in the whole USA.

Syspeace documented 3,800 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Connecticut in the two weeks prior. Simply put, the brute-force attacks increased noticeably by 21 percent. The number of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Connecticut was 24,000.

With similar changes, there has been an escalation of the amount of brute-force attacks in Oregon and Illinois. With 200 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the last fortnight, Oregon has seen a climb of 22 percent compared to the previous 14-day period. In Illinois, the sum total has gone up by 16 percent to 85 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

By now, this year there have been 900 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. In the same period last year, the sum total of brute-force attacks has gone up by 2.9 percent. That means the amount of automated hacking attempts in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 370,000.

The evidence is collected by Syspeace, a company that helps fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace saves firms time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to discover and prevent. Syspeace monitors all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace meticulously. The company is a global trendsetter 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 checked to find the right one.

To keep systems secure and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace provides software that safeguards businesses from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.