Connecticut Sees a Significant Growth in Automated Hacking Attempts

In Connecticut, the number of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers built up through the 14 days prior compared to the last fortnight. According to information from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was a growth of 63 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. In the whole USA, there was a great increase of 36 percent.

In Connecticut, the amount of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers went up through the two weeks prior as 6,200 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks built up by 63 percent. The number of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Connecticut was 35,000. In the state’s measured history, this is the 15th highest number of attempted brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace for a single 14-day period.

In comparison, automated hacking attempts in Michigan and Illinois have climbed up. With 620 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the two weeks prior, Michigan has witnessed a growth of 72 percent in comparison with the 14 days prior. In Illinois, the number has climbed up by 58 percent to 130 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

Connecticut is not alone. The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a great increase all around the USA. During the last weeks there have been 36 percent more brute-force attacks than during the past two weeks in the USA. Up until today, this year there have been 1,200 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. That is on the same level as the same period last year. Simply put, Syspeace blocked 530,000 brute-force attacks in the USA.

The information is released from Syspeace, a service provider that fights automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for companies, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is a global trendsetter on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

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

To avoid trouble and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that shields companies from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.