23 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks in Virginia

The amount of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Virginia built up through the past two weeks. Statistics from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have climbed up by 23 percent. Overall, in the USA, there was an escalation of 36 percent.

Syspeace recorded 400 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Virginia during the two weeks prior. That means the automated hacking attempts built up by 23 percent. Syspeace blocked 9,000 brute-force attacks in Virginia.

For comparison, there has been a surge of the number of brute-force attacks in Maryland and Alabama. With 500 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the two weeks prior, Maryland has recorded a surge of 36 percent compared to the previous 14-day period. In Alabama, the number has grown by 23 percent to 830 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a great increase all around the USA. Simply put, Virginia is not alone with the problem. There have been 36 percent more automated hacking attempts in the USA on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers in the in the last fortnight compared to the past two weeks. Up until now, this year there have been 1,200 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. Throughout the same period last year, the amount of automated hacking attempts has showed no change. That is to say, Syspeace blocked 530,000 brute-force attacks in the USA.

The data is provided by Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for enterprises, 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 brute-force attack, 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 keep trouble out and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that protects enterprises from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.