New York Sees a Steep Increase of Brute-Force Attacks

The number of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in New York surged during the past two weeks. The brute-force attacks have increased by 120 percent in the course of the two weeks prior, according to data from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. In the whole USA, there was a noticeable growth of 36 percent.

The amount of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers increased extremely throughout the last fortnight in New York as 5,500 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks shot up by 120 percent. Syspeace blocked 73,000 automated hacking attempts in New York. It is the highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server for a single 14-day period in the state’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

For the purpose of comparison, Maine and Massachusetts have been under increased attacks. With 1,400 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the past two weeks, Maine has witnessed a rise of 130 percent in comparison with the previous 14-day period. In Massachusetts, the sum total has gone up by 97 percent to 540 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a big increase all around the USA. Simply put, New York is not alone with the problem. There have been 36 percent more brute-force attacks in the USA on Windows servers secured by Syspeace in the through the two weeks prior compared to the 14 days prior. By now, this year there have been 1,200 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the number of automated hacking attempts has showed no change. That means the number of brute-force attacks in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 530,000.

The data is provided by Syspeace-secured Windows Servers globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for enterprises to fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for businesses, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

An brute-force attack consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of in the end guessing them. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

To keep systems secure and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace provides software that shields firms from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.